Farmers Capital Bank (FFKT) Earning Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Farmers Capital Bank earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.020324722633 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

FFKT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 4th.

FFKT opened at $42.20 on Friday. Farmers Capital Bank has a 52-week low of $32.60 and a 52-week high of $44.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market cap of $315.75, a PE ratio of 17.73 and a beta of 0.63.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59. Farmers Capital Bank had a net margin of 14.53% and a return on equity of 9.26%. The firm had revenue of $19.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.60 million. analysts anticipate that Farmers Capital Bank will post 2.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.18%. Farmers Capital Bank’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.01%.

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About Farmers Capital Bank

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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