First Merchants Corporation (FRME): Price and Financial Metrics

First Merchants Corporation (FRME): $44.91

-0.92 (-2.01%)

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  • FRME scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 87.3% of US stocks.
  • FRME's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 200 days.
  • FRME ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 20th percentile.

FRME Stock Summary

  • FRME's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 581.15 -- higher than 93.9% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of First Merchants Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.08% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 7.68 for First Merchants Corp; that's greater than it is for 84.91% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to First Merchants Corp are MCBC, CVBF, CBU, THFF, and OCFC.
  • Visit FRME's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

FRME Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of FRME, see our FRME price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $52.50 Average Broker Recommendation 1.58 (Moderate Buy)

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FRME Price/Volume Stats

Current price $44.91 52-week high $50.65
Prev. close $45.83 52-week low $21.18
Day low $44.79 Volume 122,758
Day high $46.64 Avg. volume 172,628
50-day MA $46.91 Dividend yield 2.27%
200-day MA $35.56 Market Cap 2.44B

First Merchants Corporation (FRME) Company Bio

First Merchants Corporation provides community banking services in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio counties. The company was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana.

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First Merchants raises dividend by ~12% to $0.29

First Merchants (FRME) declares $0.29/share quarterly dividend, 11.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.26.Forward yield 2.51%Payable June 18; for shareholders of record June 4; ex-div June 3.See FRME Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth....

Seeking Alpha | May 11, 2021

First Merchants Corporation Announces Cash Dividend

MUNCIE, Ind., May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) declared a cash dividend on May 11, 2021 of $0.29 per share. The dividend is payable on June 18, 2021, to shareholders of record as of June 4, 2021. For purposes of broker trading, the ex-date of the cash dividend is June 3, 2021. About First Merchants Corporation: First Merchants Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. The Corporation has one full-service bank charter, First Merchants Bank. The Bank also operates as First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors (as a division of First Merchants Bank). First Merchants Corporation’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market System under the symbol FRME. Quotations are carried in daily newspapers and can...

Yahoo | May 11, 2021

First Merchants Corporation (FRME) CEO Mark Hardwick on Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Call Start: 14:30 Call End: 15:16 First Merchants Corporation (FRME) Q1 2021 Earnings Conference Call April 22, 2021 02:30 PM ET Company Participants Mark Hardwick - Chief Executive Officer Mike Stewart - President John Martin - Chief Credit Officer Michele Kawiecki - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Scott Siefers...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | April 23, 2021

First Merchants Corp (FRME) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Such forward-looking statements can often be identified by the use of words like believes, expect or may and include statements relating to First Merchants business plan, growth strategies, loan and investment portfolio; asset quality, risk and future costs. First Merchants undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement whether written or oral, relating to the matters discussed in this presentation or press release.

Yahoo | April 23, 2021

First Merchants (FRME) Tops Q1 Earnings Estimates

First Merchants (FRME) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 16.67% and -1.85%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | April 22, 2021

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FRME Price Returns

1-mo -4.91%
3-mo 8.74%
6-mo 45.14%
1-year 92.30%
3-year 9.12%
5-year 104.17%
YTD 20.75%
2020 -6.93%
2019 24.61%
2018 -16.93%
2017 13.63%
2016 51.07%

FRME Dividends

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