Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) Share Price

Headlines about Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 -1.28 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines 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 impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH)’s analysis:

NASDAQ FMAO traded down $0.36 on Friday, hitting $28.01. 4,606 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 29,317. The company has a market cap of $311.11 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.67 and a beta of 0.20. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $28.62. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.68 and a 12 month high of $48.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $17.52 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.64 million. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) had a return on equity of 10.16% and a net margin of 23.20%. On average, analysts forecast that Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. will post 1.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, July 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 17th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was 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 is currently 35.71%.

FMAO has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) in a report on Monday, May 6th. ValuEngine lowered Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised DLH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 9th.

About Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH)

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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