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NASDAQ:FRMEFirst Merchants Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.68 (+2.80 %)
(As of 08/5/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $24.94
50-Day Range
MA: $25.48
52-Week Range
Now: $24.94
Volume322,002 shs
Average Volume226,761 shs
Market Capitalization$1.35 billion
P/E Ratio8.84
Dividend Yield4.29%
First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding company for First Merchants Bank that provides community banking services. It accepts time, savings, and demand deposits; and provides consumer, commercial, agri-business, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as rents safe deposit facilities. The company also provides personal and corporate trust; brokerage and private wealth management; and letters of credit, repurchase agreements, and other corporate services, as well as electronic and mobile delivery channels. It operates 116 banking locations in 31 Indiana, 2 Illinois, and 2 Ohio counties. The company offers its services through electronic and mobile delivery channels. First Merchants Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.28 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry National commercial banks
Sub-IndustryRegional Banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FRME



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$552.09 million
Cash Flow$3.46 per share
Book Value$32.07 per share


Net Income$164.46 million


Market Cap$1.35 billion
Next Earnings Date10/22/2020 (Estimated)
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First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) Frequently Asked Questions

How has First Merchants' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

First Merchants' stock was trading at $29.18 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, FRME stock has decreased by 14.5% and is now trading at $24.94.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of First Merchants?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Merchants in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is First Merchants' next earnings date?

First Merchants is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 22nd 2020.
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How were First Merchants' earnings last quarter?

First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 23rd. The bank reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.15. The bank had revenue of $119.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.30 million. First Merchants had a return on equity of 8.68% and a net margin of 26.38%.
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How often does First Merchants pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First Merchants?

First Merchants announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 13th. Investors of record on Friday, June 5th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Friday, June 19th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 4th.
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What price target have analysts set for FRME?

3 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for First Merchants' stock. Their forecasts range from $29.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect First Merchants' stock price to reach $29.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.3% from the stock's current price.
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Has First Merchants been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about FRME stock has been trending negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. First Merchants earned a media sentiment score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.
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Who are some of First Merchants' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of First Merchants own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Merchants investors own include BankFinancial (BFIN), Main Street Capital (MAIN), AbbVie (ABBV), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), ONEOK (OKE), Steel Dynamics (STLD), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Dominion Energy (D) and Enbridge (ENB).

Who are First Merchants' key executives?

First Merchants' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael C. Rechin, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Mark K. Hardwick, Exec. VP, CFO & COO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Stephan H. Fluhler, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Michael J. Stewart, Exec. VP & Chief Banking Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Nicole M. Weaver, VP & Director of Corp. Admin.

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Merchants Corp (0.96%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.91%), Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. (0.32%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.25%), Strs Ohio (0.23%) and Swiss National Bank (0.23%). Company insiders that own First Merchants stock include Charles E Schalliol, Gary Lehman, Jeffrey B Lorentson, Mark K Hardwick, Michael C Marhenke, Michael C Rechin, Michael J Stewart, Patrick A Sherman, Stephan Fluhler and Terry L Walker.
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Which major investors are selling First Merchants stock?

FRME stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, Intrust Bank NA, LSV Asset Management, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc., First Quadrant L P CA, UBS Group AG, SG Americas Securities LLC, and OLD National Bancorp IN. Company insiders that have sold First Merchants company stock in the last year include Charles E Schalliol, Jeffrey B Lorentson, Michael C Rechin, Michael J Stewart, and Stephan Fluhler.
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Which major investors are buying First Merchants stock?

FRME stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Principal Financial Group Inc., Strs Ohio, Denali Advisors LLC, First Merchants Corp, Swiss National Bank, Dupont Capital Management Corp, Mackay Shields LLC, and ProShare Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought First Merchants stock in the last two years include Gary Lehman, Mark K Hardwick, Michael C Marhenke, Patrick A Sherman, and Terry L Walker.
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How do I buy shares of First Merchants?

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

What is First Merchants' stock price today?

One share of FRME stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.94.

How big of a company is First Merchants?

First Merchants has a market capitalization of $1.35 billion and generates $552.09 million in revenue each year. The bank earns $164.46 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.46 on an earnings per share basis. First Merchants employs 1,891 workers across the globe.

What is First Merchants' official website?

The official website for First Merchants is www.firstmerchants.com.

How can I contact First Merchants?

First Merchants' mailing address is 200 EAST JACKSON STREET, MUNCIE IN, 47305. The bank can be reached via phone at 765-747-2814 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/6/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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