News coverage about Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 Capital Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 42.969074860635 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

FFKT remained flat at $$56.90 during mid-day trading on Friday. 42,976 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,317. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. The stock has a market cap of $427.97 million, a P/E ratio of 23.91 and a beta of 0.54. Farmers Capital Bank has a 1 year low of $32.60 and a 1 year high of $57.95.

Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ:FFKT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 18th. The bank reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $20.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.20 million. Farmers Capital Bank had a net margin of 18.44% and a return on equity of 11.04%. sell-side analysts forecast that Farmers Capital Bank will post 2.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

FFKT has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Farmers Capital Bank from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Farmers Capital Bank currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.00.

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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