Media stories about Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) earned a media sentiment score of 1.54 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
FMAO has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 15th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 14th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) in a research report on Wednesday, February 20th.
Shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) stock opened at $28.04 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. has a twelve month low of $26.68 and a twelve month high of $49.99. The stock has a market cap of $311.44 million, a PE ratio of 16.69 and a beta of 0.24.
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) last issued its earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.08). Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) had a net margin of 23.20% and a return on equity of 10.16%. The business had revenue of $15.47 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.90 million. Research analysts forecast that Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. will post 1.72 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 17th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 14th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.71%.
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Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) 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 deposit; and custodial services for individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts.
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