Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MBWM) Given Outperform Rating At Raymond James

Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MBWM) Given Outperform Rating At Raymond James

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In a research note to investors, Raymond James Upgraded on Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MBWM) with an Outperform and $23.00 price target.

Shares of Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MBWM) are trading +0.77% at the time of writing and in the range of 19.72 – 20.14 for the current session.

On a consensus level, sell-side research analysts have a consensus price target of 22.50 on the stock. This is the average of the individual targets from the covering analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call. Analysts are projecting that the company will report earnings per share of 0.39 for next quarter. For the current year, research firms are anticipating earnings of 1.58 per share.

Technical Look

On a technical level the stock has a 50 Day Moving Average of 20.55. Based on a recent trade, this puts the equity at -4.04% away from that average. In comparing the stock’s current level to its extended history, the stock is trading -11.45% away from its 52 week high of 22.27 and +7.06% away from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was 18.42.

The price to earnings ratio, or the valuation ratio of a company’s current share price compared to its per-share earnings sits at 13.12. This is an important indicator as a higher ratio typically suggests that investors are expecting higher future earnings growth compared to companies in the same industry with lower price to earnings ratios. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 12.48. Investors looking further ahead, will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 11.53.

Today the stock opened the current trading session at 20.14 and at the time of writing the last Bid was at 19.72. In the current session the stock reached as high as 20.14 and dipped down to 19.72. Mercantile Bank Corporation, a NMS listed company, has a current market cap of 324.57M and on average over the past 3 months has seen 44436 shares trade hands on a daily basis.

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