First Merchants Corporation (FRME) Dividends

First Merchants Corporation (FRME)

Today's Latest Price: $26.90 USD

1.00 (3.86%)

Updated Oct 22 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating


POWR Components:

 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 53 in Midwest Regional Banks

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • Over the past 5.5 years, FRME has averaged an annual trailing twelve month dividend growth rate of 7.82%.
  • In terms of history, this is the 21st consecutive quarter dividends for FRME have increased.
  • As for stocks whose price is uncorrelated with FRME's price and thus may be suitable peers for a diversified dividend portfolio, check out the following: ULH, BF.B, AAON, RFP and BCC.
FRME Ex-Dividend Date
FRME Dividend Yield
4.01%
FRME Annual Dividend
$1.04
FRME Payout Ratio

FRME Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$26.90$43.35 74.15%

A technique commonly used by dividend investors to value dividend-issuing stocks is the Dividend Discount Model (DDM), which seeks to determine a fair share price based on the dividend provided by the company relative to a number of other company-specific factors. Regarding First Merchants Corp, the DDM model generated by StockNews estimates a return of positive 74.15% in comparison to its current price. To help understand and contextualize the model's evaluation of FRME, investors may wish to consider are:

  • In comparison to other US listed dividend yielding stocks in the Financial Services sector, First Merchants Corp's expected return of 74.15% is higher than 83.83% of its fellow sector mates.
  • Out of all stocks in our universe of US-listed dividend-issuing stocks, First Merchants Corp bears a discount rate, according to our calculations, lower than 83.83% of them (lower discount rates are generally perceived as positive, and a sign of lower risk).
  • Based on dividend growth rate, FRME boasts a higher growth rate in terms of its annual cash distributed to its owners than 82.51% of the dividend issuers in our set.
  • In comparison to its fellow dividend issuing stocks in the Financial Services sector, First Merchants Corp has an equity discount rate lower than 73.85% of them.

FRME Dividend Chart


FRME Dividend History

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FRME Dividends vs. Peers

FRME's dividend yield currently ranks #21 of 59 vs. its peers in the Midwest Regional Banks category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 MSBI Midland States Bancorp, Inc. 7.86%
2 FFBC First Financial Bancorp. 7.46%
3 TFSL TFS Financial Corporation 7.18%
4 PEBO Peoples Bancorp Inc. 6.91%
5 HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated 6.43%
6 IBCP Independent Bank Corporation 6.12%
7 ATLO Ames National Corporation 5.96%
8 MFNC Mackinac Financial Corporation 5.87%
9 MBWM Mercantile Bank Corporation 5.71%
10 TCF TCF Financial Corporation 5.71%
11 ASB Associated Banc-Corp 5.58%
12 BFIN BankFinancial Corporation 5.49%
13 BUSE First Busey Corporation 5.34%
14 FMBI First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. 5.05%
15 FITB Fifth Third Bancorp 4.93%
16 PRK Park National Corporation 4.83%
17 MCBC Macatawa Bank Corporation 4.72%
18 FBIZ First Business Financial Services, Inc. 4.49%
19 MBTF M B T Financial Corp 4.47%
20 ONB Old National Bancorp 4.33%
21 FRME First Merchants Corporation 4.27%
22 GFED Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. 4.26%
23 SFNC Simmons First National Corporation 4.20%
24 LARK Landmark Bancorp Inc. 3.85%
25 FMNB Farmers National Banc Corp. 3.85%
26 SRCE 1st Source Corporation 3.52%
27 FMAO Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. 3.36%
28 CHFC Chemical Financial Corporation 3.24%
29 MFSF MutualFirst Financial Inc. 3.22%
30 CFFN Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. 3.21%
31 THFF First Financial Corporation Indiana 3.18%
32 MBCN Middlefield Banc Corp. 3.14%
33 FMBH First Mid Bancshares, Inc. 3.13%
34 WSBF Waterstone Financial, Inc. 3.01%
35 CZWI Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. 2.99%
36 NBHC National Bank Holdings Corporation 2.98%
37 LKFN Lakeland Financial Corporation 2.83%
38 GABC German American Bancorp, Inc. 2.72%
39 WTFC Wintrust Financial Corporation 2.61%
40 SMBC Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. 2.57%
41 MBFI MB Financial Inc. 2.27%
42 FFWM First Foundation Inc. 2.08%
43 CBSH Commerce Bancshares, Inc. 1.90%
44 MSFG MainSource Financial Group, Inc. 1.82%
45 FCAP First Capital, Inc. 1.69%
46 BKMU Bank Mutual Corporation 1.58%
47 ICBK County Bancorp, Inc. 1.54%
48 INBK First Internet Bancorp 1.52%
49 LEVL Level One Bancorp, Inc. 1.32%
50 FSFG First Savings Financial Group, Inc. 1.28%
51 BY Byline Bancorp, Inc. 1.03%
52 CASH Meta Financial Group, Inc. 0.98%
53 OSBC Old Second Bancorp, Inc. 0.49%
54 GWB Great Western Bancorp, Inc. 0.31%
55 PVTB PrivateBancorp, Inc. 0.07%
56 NCBS Nicolet Bankshares Inc. 0.00%
57 FCFP First Community Financial Partners, Inc. 0.00%
58 EQBK Equity Bancshares, Inc. - 0.00%
59 BWB Bridgewater Bancshares, Inc. 0.00%

Looking for More Information on FRME dividends?

Here are a few links from around the web to help you further your research on First Merchants Corp and its dividends:

First Merchants Corp Common Stock (FRME) Dividend History | Nasdaq
Dividend History for First Merchants Corp (FRME) - Dividend Investor
First Merchants Corp (FRME) Dividend History - Seeking Alpha


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