First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.08

News headlines about First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.2406343783921 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts have weighed in on FMBH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd.

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) opened at $36.41 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $459.42, a PE ratio of 15.69, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of -0.03. The company has a current ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares has a 12-month low of $26.56 and a 12-month high of $42.03.

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $30.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.75 million. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares had a net margin of 22.67% and a return on equity of 9.75%. research analysts expect that First Mid-Illinois Bancshares will post 2.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share. This is a positive change from First Mid-Illinois Bancshares’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.32. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.63%. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.59%.

In other news, CEO Clay M. Dean sold 701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.55, for a total transaction of $26,322.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Laurel G. Allenbaugh sold 960 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.35, for a total transaction of $32,976.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 3,062 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $105,179.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 8,661 shares of company stock valued at $299,727. Insiders own 20.30% of the company’s stock.

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First Mid-Illinois Bancshares Company Profile

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its subsidiaries, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. (First Mid Bank) and First Clover Leaf Bank, N.A. (First Clover Leaf Bank). The Company provides data processing services to affiliates through another subsidiary, Mid-Illinois Data Services, Inc (MIDS).

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