News stories about Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5258350799807 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ FFKT) traded down 0.92% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $43.05. 9,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $323.43 million, a P/E ratio of 22.02 and a beta of 0.85. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $39.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.38. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation has a 12 month low of $29.65 and a 12 month high of $44.65.
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The bank reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.06. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation had a return on equity of 8.24% and a net margin of 17.32%. The company had revenue of $19.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.40 million. Equities research analysts forecast that Farmers Capital Bank Corporation will post $2.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s payout ratio is 20.41%.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st.
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In other news, CEO Lloyd C. Hillard, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $36.89 per share, with a total value of $36,890.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 3.09% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
About Farmers Capital Bank Corporation
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is a bank holding company headquartered in Frankfort, Kentucky. Their bank affiliate United Bank & Capital Trust Company operates 34 banking locations in 21 communities throughout Central and Northern Kentucky.
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