Stephan Fluhler the Chief Information Officer of First Merchants (FRME) Unloaded 1,047 Shares; 3 Analysts Are Bullish Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (LON:FOG) Last Week

Among 4 analysts covering Falcon Oil Gas (LON:FOG), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Falcon Oil Gas had 23 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, November 25 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 1 by FinnCap. Beaufort Securities maintained the shares of FOG in report on Wednesday, November 25 with “Speculative Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 3 the stock rating was maintained by FinnCap with “Buy”. FinnCap maintained Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (LON:FOG) rating on Friday, November 10. FinnCap has “Buy” rating and GBX 23 target. FinnCap maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 23 target in Tuesday, January 26 report. The stock of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (LON:FOG) earned “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, May 26. As per Friday, February 17, the company rating was maintained by FinnCap. The firm has “Buy” rating by FinnCap given on Thursday, August 27. FinnCap maintained Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (LON:FOG) rating on Thursday, April 21. FinnCap has “Buy” rating and GBX 23 target. See Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (LON:FOG) latest ratings:

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional and conventional gas and oil assets in Australia, Hungary, South Africa, and Canada. The company has market cap of 170.46 million GBP. It holds interests in 3 exploration permits covering an area of approximately 1.4 million net acres in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory, Australia. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also has a technical cooperation permit covering an area of approximately 7.5 million acres in the southwest Karoo Basin, South Africa; and production license covering an area of approximately 245,775 acres in the Makó Trough located in south-eastern Hungary.

The stock decreased 3.23% or GBX 0.62 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 18.75. About 269,784 shares traded. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (LON:FOG) has 0.00% since June 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. First Merchants has $53.0 highest and $27.50 lowest target. $44.25’s average target is -8.19% below currents $48.195 stock price. First Merchants had 16 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) rating on Tuesday, December 12. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $50.0 target. The company was initiated on Thursday, July 21 by DA Davidson. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $51.0 target. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, January 29 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Sunday, January 28. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 6 by Piper Jaffray. Sandler O’Neill maintained it with “Hold” rating and $46.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. The stock of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by SunTrust.

First Merchants Corp Chief Information Officer and an insider Stephan Fluhler lately unloaded 1,047 company shares having a value of $50,260 at the avg market share price which was $48.0. This insider deal, was executed on June 21, 2018. It’s free at your disposal at the SEC’s website and can be found at this page. Presently, Stephan Fluhler has in hand 12,532 shares or 0.03% of First Merchants Corp’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.36, from 0.81 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 9 investors sold First Merchants Corporation shares while 54 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 33.83 million shares or 0.24% less from 33.91 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc has 4,943 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp owns 104,302 shares. United Finance Advisers Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 6,601 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0.03% in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) or 12,070 shares. Victory Mgmt holds 9,387 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dean Cap Management owns 87,616 shares. 2.88M were accumulated by Blackrock. First Trust Limited Partnership reported 89,796 shares. Federated Invsts Pa stated it has 0% in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME). Moreover, Budros Ruhlin Roe has 0.27% invested in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) for 23,352 shares. Pl Cap Advisors Limited invested in 811,333 shares or 9.47% of the stock. Prudential Fincl Incorporated holds 0% in First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) or 45,995 shares. Paradigm Cap Management Inc New York holds 0.14% or 38,700 shares. Vaughan Nelson Investment Limited Partnership holds 0.92% or 1.81M shares in its portfolio. 26,203 were accumulated by American Intl Gp.

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $48.195. About 35,319 shares traded. First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) has risen 12.38% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.19% the S&P500. Some Historical FRME News: 10/05/2018 – FIRST MERCHANTS BOOSTS QTR DIV TO 22C/SHR FROM 18C, EST. 19C; 12/04/2018 – First Merchants Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 19/04/2018 – DJ First Merchants Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (FRME); 25/04/2018 – First Merchants 1Q Net $36.7M; 06/03/2018 First Merchants Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/03/2018 – First Merchants Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 10/05/2018 – First Merchants Corporation Raises Its Quarter Cash Dividend 22.22% to $0.22 Per Share; 25/04/2018 – First Merchants 1Q EPS 74c; 10/05/2018 – First Merchants Raises Qtrly Cash Div 22.22% to $0.22 Per Shr; 25/04/2018 – FIRST MERCHANTS 1Q NET INTEREST MARGIN 3.92%

Since February 1, 2018, it had 10 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $308,004 activity. Sherman Patrick A bought $500 worth of stock. $1,682 worth of stock was bought by Lehman Gary on Thursday, March 1. Shares for $197,591 were sold by HARDWICK MARK K on Friday, May 4. Kawiecki Michele also sold $26,654 worth of First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) shares. 2,219 First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) shares with value of $94,529 were sold by Stewart Michael J.

Analysts await First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 31.58% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.57 per share. FRME’s profit will be $37.15M for 16.07 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by First Merchants Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.35% EPS growth.

First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding firm for First Merchants Bank that provides community banking services. The company has market cap of $2.39 billion. It accepts time, savings, and demand deposits; and provides consumer, commercial, agri-business, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as rents safe deposit facilities. It has a 20.84 P/E ratio. The firm also provides personal and corporate trust, full-service brokerage, corporate, letters of credit, and repurchase agreements services.

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