Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Farmers Capital Bank (FFKT) Stock Price

Media coverage about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) has been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.7068234971711 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages have commented on FFKT. BidaskClub raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th.

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Shares of NASDAQ:FFKT opened at $42.30 on Wednesday. Farmers Capital Bank has a 52 week low of $32.60 and a 52 week high of $44.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $318.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.77 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.81.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The bank reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59. Farmers Capital Bank had a net margin of 14.53% and a return on equity of 9.26%. The business had revenue of $19.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.60 million. research analysts expect that Farmers Capital Bank will post 2.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.18%. Farmers Capital Bank’s payout ratio is currently 21.01%.

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Farmers Capital Bank Company Profile

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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