Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 84 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.67.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ FFKT) opened at 38.80 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $291.47 million, a PE ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 0.91. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $39.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.58. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation has a 52-week low of $27.28 and a 52-week high of $44.65.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 19th. The bank reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $18.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.89 million. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation had a return on equity of 7.79% and a net margin of 16.12%. On average, analysts forecast that Farmers Capital Bank Corporation will post $2.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, June 1st were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 30th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.03%. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.86%.

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About Farmers Capital Bank Corporation

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of banking and bank-related services to customers throughout Central and Northern Kentucky. Its bank subsidiaries include Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Company (Farmers Bank), United Bank & Trust Company (United Bank), First Citizens Bank (First Citizens) and Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky, Inc (Citizens Northern).

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