News coverage about Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) earned a media sentiment score of -1.59 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH)’s analysis:

FMAO has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. They set a “hold” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 8th.

Shares of NASDAQ:FMAO opened at $26.35 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The stock has a market cap of $287.00 million, a PE ratio of 15.68 and a beta of 0.29. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $25.69 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $26.87. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $24.30 and a 1-year high of $40.00.

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) (NASDAQ:FMAO) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 21st. The financial services provider reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $16.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.28 million. Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) had a net margin of 22.57% and a return on equity of 8.41%. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Jo Ellen Hornish acquired 1,500 shares of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) stock in a transaction on Friday, November 29th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $25.75 per share, with a total value of $38,625.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $566,500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 4,382 shares of company stock worth $112,921. 10.01% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (OH) Company Profile

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for The Farmers & Merchants State Bank that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and other financial products and services to individuals and small businesses in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. The company offers checking accounts; savings and time deposits, including certificates of deposit; and custodial services for individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts.

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