Headlines about First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.7383282366838 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

First Bancorp (FNLC) opened at $29.63 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.78. First Bancorp has a 12-month low of $25.00 and a 12-month high of $32.33. The stock has a market capitalization of $322.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.37 and a beta of 0.64.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Monday, January 8th will be given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, January 5th. First Bancorp’s payout ratio is 53.04%.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded First Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th.

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About First Bancorp

The First Bancorp, Inc is the bank holding company of First National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services to individuals and companies in coastal Maine. The Company, through First Advisors, a division of the Bank, offers a range of private banking, financial planning, investment management and trust services to individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities of various asset sizes.

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