First Merchants - FRME Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $38.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 11.54%
  • Number of Analysts: 2
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 2 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$34.07
▲ +1.15 (3.49%)

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Analyst Price Target for FRME

Analyst Price Target is $38.00
▲ +11.54% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 2 analysts offering 12 month price targets for First Merchants in the last 3 months. The average price target is $38.00, with a high forecast of $40.00 and a low forecast of $36.00. The average price target represents a 11.54% upside from the last price of $34.07.

This chart shows the closing price for FRME for the last year in relation to the current analyst high, average, and low pricetarget.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 2 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in First Merchants. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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10/29/2022
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1/27/2023
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4/27/2023
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7/26/2023
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10/24/2023
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1/22/2024
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3/22/2024
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4/21/2024

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/29/2024Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$33.00 ➝ $40.00Low
10/30/2023Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$38.00 ➝ $36.00Low
10/30/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$36.00 ➝ $33.00Low
7/27/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$38.00 ➝ $36.00Low
7/26/2023Piper SandlerBoost Target$36.00 ➝ $40.00Low
6/21/2023Piper SandlerBoost Target$35.00 ➝ $36.00Low
4/26/2023Raymond JamesLower Target$43.00 ➝ $38.00Low
4/6/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$50.00 ➝ $43.00Low
2/21/2023Raymond JamesDowngradeStrong-Buy ➝ Outperform$50.00Low
1/30/2023Raymond JamesLower TargetStrong-Buy$52.00 ➝ $50.00Low
10/26/2022Raymond JamesBoost TargetStrong-Buy$48.00 ➝ $52.00Low
8/23/2022StephensBoost Target$50.00Low
7/27/2022Piper SandlerBoost TargetOutperform$46.00Low
7/7/2022Raymond JamesUpgradeOutperform ➝ Strong-Buy$48.00N/A
12/13/2021Hovde GroupUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$47.00Low
7/29/2021Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$48.00Low
7/28/2021Raymond JamesLower TargetOutperform$55.00 ➝ $47.00Medium
4/27/2021Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$46.00 ➝ $55.00Low
2/1/2021Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$46.00Low
11/12/2020StephensUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$35.00Medium
10/29/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$27.00 ➝ $28.00High
9/29/2020Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$30.00 ➝ $27.00Low
6/17/2020Raymond JamesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
4/27/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$28.00 ➝ $29.00High
4/24/2020Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$32.00 ➝ $30.00Medium
4/9/2020StephensDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightHigh
2/3/2020Raymond JamesBoost TargetOutperform$43.00 ➝ $44.00Medium
7/9/2019StephensUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$44.00Low
5/22/2019Hovde GroupInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$39.00High
(Data available from 4/21/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.54 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 6 very positive mentions
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9/23/2023
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10/23/2023
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11/22/2023
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12/22/2023
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1/21/2024
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2/20/2024
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3/21/2024
  • 4 very positive mentions
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4/20/2024

Current Sentiment

  • 4 very positive mentions
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  • 0 very negative mentions
First Merchants logo
First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding company for First Merchants Bank that provides community banking services. The company offers a range of financial services, including time, savings, and demand deposits; and consumer, commercial, agri-business, public finance, and real estate mortgage loans. It also provides personal and corporate trust; brokerage and private wealth management; and letters of credit, repurchase agreements, and other corporate services. The company operates banking locations in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan counties. It also offers its services through electronic and mobile delivery channels. First Merchants Corporation was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana.
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Today's Range

Now: $34.07
Low: $32.70
High: $34.12

50 Day Range

MA: $33.73
Low: $32.48
High: $35.06

52 Week Range

Now: $34.07
Low: $24.52
High: $38.16

Volume

307,422 shs

Average Volume

189,728 shs

Market Capitalization

$2.02 billion

P/E Ratio

9.11

Dividend Yield

4.13%

Beta

1.08

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of First Merchants?

The following equities research analysts have issued reports on First Merchants in the last twelve months: Piper Sandler, Raymond James, StockNews.com, and TheStreet.
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What is the current price target for First Merchants?

2 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for First Merchants in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $38.00, suggesting a possible upside of 11.5%. Raymond James has the highest price target set, predicting FRME will reach $40.00 in the next twelve months. Piper Sandler has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $36.00 for First Merchants in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for First Merchants?

First Merchants currently has 2 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe FRME will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of First Merchants.
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How do I contact First Merchants' investor relations team?

First Merchants' physical mailing address is 200 EAST JACKSON STREET, MUNCIE IN, 47305. The bank's listed phone number is (765) 747-1500 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for First Merchants is www.firstmerchants.com. Learn More about contacing First Merchants investor relations.