Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (FMBH) Share Price

News stories about First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.2163826937803 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ FMBH) traded down $0.31 during trading on Friday, hitting $36.69. The stock had a trading volume of 14,752 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,612. The firm has a market capitalization of $477.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.14, a PEG ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.13. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares has a 12 month low of $31.05 and a 12 month high of $42.03.

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares (NASDAQ:FMBH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $30.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.80 million. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares had a return on equity of 9.28% and a net margin of 20.54%. equities analysts anticipate that First Mid-Illinois Bancshares will post 2.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. DA Davidson raised First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised First Mid-Illinois Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th.

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First Mid-Illinois Bancshares Company Profile

First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides community banking products and services to commercial, retail, and agricultural customers in the United States. The company accepts various deposit products, such as demand deposits, savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market deposits, and time deposits.

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