News coverage about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.6266110251119 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

FFKT has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 21st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of Farmers Capital Bank to a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.00.

Shares of FFKT opened at $50.45 on Friday. Farmers Capital Bank has a 52 week low of $32.60 and a 52 week high of $50.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $379.75, a P/E ratio of 21.20 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th. The bank reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.09. Farmers Capital Bank had a net margin of 17.21% and a return on equity of 10.21%. The business had revenue of $19.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.40 million. equities analysts expect that Farmers Capital Bank will post 2.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be paid a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 31st. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.99%. Farmers Capital Bank’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.01%.

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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