Media stories about Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMAO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2149980638175 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of research analysts have weighed in on FMAO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th.

Shares of FMAO traded up $0.22 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $45.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,013. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $27.05 and a 1-year high of $49.99. The stock has a market cap of $417.99 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.87 and a beta of 0.12. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMAO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.05. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock had a return on equity of 10.78% and a net margin of 26.50%. The company had revenue of $12.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.52 million. analysts expect that Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 26th were given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.23%. This is a boost from Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 25th. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.58%.

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Common Stock Company Profile

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for The Farmers & Merchants State Bank that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and other financial products and services to individuals and small businesses in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. The company offers checking accounts; savings and time deposits, including certificates of deposits; and custodial services for individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts.

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