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NASDAQ:FRME

First Merchants - FRME Stock Forecast, Price & News

$43.61
+0.50 (+1.16%)
(As of 02/3/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$42.98
$43.97
50-Day Range
$38.98
$44.21
52-Week Range
$34.07
$45.04
Volume
245,472 shs
Average Volume
165,925 shs
Market Capitalization
$2.60 billion
P/E Ratio
11.45
Dividend Yield
3.01%
Price Target
$48.67

First Merchants MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Strong Buy
3.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.6% Upside
$48.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.97% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.67mentions of First Merchants in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-6.07%
From $4.61 to $4.33 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.64 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

243rd out of 865 stocks

National Commercial Banks Industry

26th out of 83 stocks

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About First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) Stock

First Merchants Corp. (Indiana) is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It also offers personal banking, business banking, mortgage lending, treasury management services, and wealth management. The company was founded in September 1982 and is headquartered in Muncie, IN.

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FRME Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/25/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/16 Dividend
12/01/2022
Dividend Payable
12/16/2022
Today
2/03/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
National commercial banks
Sub-Industry
Regional Banks
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:FRME
CUSIP
32081710
Employees
1,821
Year Founded
1982

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$48.67
High Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$46.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+11.6%
Consensus Rating
Strong Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.50
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$222.09 million
Pretax Margin
35.82%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$712.95 million
Cash Flow
$4.12 per share
Book Value
$35.47 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
58,824,000
Market Cap
$2.60 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.08

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Key Executives

  • Mark K. HardwickMark K. Hardwick
    Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Michael J. Stewart
    President
  • Michele M. Kawiecki
    Executive VP, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer
  • Stephan H. FluhlerStephan H. Fluhler
    Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
  • John J. Martin
    Chief Credit Officer & Executive Vice President













FRME Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell First Merchants stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Merchants in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "strong buy" FRME shares.
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What is First Merchants' stock price forecast for 2023?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for First Merchants' stock. Their FRME share price forecasts range from $46.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $48.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have FRME shares performed in 2023?

First Merchants' stock was trading at $41.11 at the beginning of 2023. Since then, FRME stock has increased by 6.1% and is now trading at $43.61.
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Are investors shorting First Merchants?

First Merchants saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 576,900 shares, an increase of 15.4% from the December 31st total of 499,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 163,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.5 days.
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When is First Merchants' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 25th 2023.
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How were First Merchants' earnings last quarter?

First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October, 25th. The bank reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.07. The bank had revenue of $133.22 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $132.07 million. First Merchants had a net margin of 31.15% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.01%. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.67 earnings per share.

How often does First Merchants pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Merchants?

First Merchants announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share on Friday, December 16th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 1st.
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Is First Merchants a good dividend stock?

First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.01%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 33.60%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FRME will have a dividend payout ratio of 29.56% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Michael C. Rechin's approval rating as First Merchants' CEO?

48 employees have rated First Merchants Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Rechin on Glassdoor.com. Michael C. Rechin has an approval rating of 82% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of First Merchants own?
What is First Merchants' stock symbol?

First Merchants trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FRME."

Who are First Merchants' major shareholders?

First Merchants' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include New York State Common Retirement Fund (1.01%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.67%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.36%), Strs Ohio (0.30%), OneAscent Financial Services LLC (0.18%) and First Merchants Corp (0.15%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles E Schalliol, Mark K Hardwick, Michael C Marhenke, Michael C Marhenke, Michael C Rechin, Michael J Stewart, Michael R Becher, Patrick A Sherman, Patrick A Sherman, Patrick J Fehring, Stephan Fluhler and William L Hoy.
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How do I buy shares of First Merchants?

Shares of FRME stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is First Merchants' stock price today?

One share of FRME stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.61.

How much money does First Merchants make?

First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) has a market capitalization of $2.60 billion and generates $712.95 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $222.09 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.81 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First Merchants have?

The company employs 1,821 workers across the globe.

How can I contact First Merchants?

First Merchants' mailing address is 200 EAST JACKSON STREET, MUNCIE IN, 47305. The official website for the company is www.firstmerchants.com. The bank can be reached via phone at (765) 747-1500, via email at nweaver@firstmerchants.com, or via fax at 765-282-6304.

This page (NASDAQ:FRME) was last updated on 2/3/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff