Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage presently has a $50.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price target would indicate a potential upside of 13.64% from the stock’s current price.

According to Zacks, “FARMERS CAPITAL BANK CORP. is a bank holding company engaged in general banking business. “

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on FFKT. ValuEngine upgraded Farmers Capital Bank Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Shares of Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (FFKT) traded up 0.46% during trading on Monday, hitting $44.00. 21,699 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $40.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $39.51. The stock has a market cap of $330.57 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.51 and a beta of 0.85. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation has a 1-year low of $29.65 and a 1-year high of $44.65.

Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. Farmers Capital Bank Corporation had a return on equity of 8.77% and a net margin of 19.59%. The business had revenue of $19.72 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.42 million. Equities analysts forecast that Farmers Capital Bank Corporation will post $2.39 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, CEO Lloyd C. Hillard, Jr. acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $36.89 per share, for a total transaction of $36,890.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 3.09% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its holdings in Farmers Capital Bank Corporation by 41.6% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 363,100 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $15,268,000 after buying an additional 106,600 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP grew its holdings in Farmers Capital Bank Corporation by 159.9% during the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 335,058 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $13,536,000 after buying an additional 206,144 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Farmers Capital Bank Corporation by 3.3% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 321,626 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $12,399,000 after buying an additional 10,264 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Farmers Capital Bank Corporation by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 285,961 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $11,024,000 after buying an additional 5,269 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. grew its holdings in Farmers Capital Bank Corporation by 1.5% during the 4th quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 254,216 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $10,691,000 after buying an additional 3,759 shares in the last quarter. 51.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Farmers Capital Bank Corporation

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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