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First Merchants: (FRME)

(Real Time Quote from BATS) As of Oct 30, 2014 01:00 PM ET

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$21.88 USD

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-0.05 (-0.23%)

Volume: 31,032

Zacks Rank : 3-Hold [?]     3    

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 21.79
Day Low 20.25
Day High 22.04
52 Wk Low 18.20
52 Wk High 23.35
Avg. Volume 114,803
Market Cap 791.10 M
Dividend 0.32 ( 1.46%)
Beta 1.06

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 13.39
PEG Ratio 1.67
Current Qtr Est 0.41
Current Yr Est 1.64
Most Accurate Est 0.40
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] -2.44%
Exp Earnings Date 1/27/15
Prior Year EPS 1.58
Exp EPS Growth 8.00%
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Zacks Rank [?] Rank Change Trend Hold 3
Zacks Industry Rank 35 / 265 (Top 13%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
FIRST MERCHANTS FRME
ENTERPRISE FINL EFSC
FIRST BUSEY-A BUSE
FIRST CITZNS BC FCZA
GERMAN AMER BCP GABC
HEARTLAND FINCL HTLF
ASSOC BANC CORP ASBC
MAINSOURCE FINL MSFG
PRIVATEBANCORP PVTB
QCR HLDGS INC QCRH

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