Firstmerit Corp (FMER)

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Today's Range: 19.04 - 19.61 | FMER Avg Daily Volume: 920,900
Last Update: 04/17/15 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 1.27%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $19.49
52 Week Range: $16.26 - $20.32
Oustanding Shares: 165,385,707
Market Cap: 3,223,367,429
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for FMER
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 3 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 7 7 7 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.40 2.40 2.40 2.40
Latest Dividend: 0.16
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.28%
Dividend Ex-Date: 02/26/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.02
Price Earnings Comparisons:
FMER Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.02 14.10 27.96
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.53% -4.87% 17.15%
Revenue 7.50 0.46 0.13
Net Income 29.50 0.99 0.25
EPS 17.90 0.26 0.08
Earnings for FMER:
Revenue 1.11B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/15) Qtr (06/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.33 $0.35 $1.42 $1.54
Number of Analysts 8 8 8 8
High Estimate $0.35 $0.36 $1.45 $1.62
Low Estimate $0.32 $0.33 $1.35 $1.40
Prior Year $0.31 $0.35 $1.39 $1.42
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 6.05% -0.36% 2.16% 8.54%
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Jul 23, 2014 | 8:12 AM EDT
FMER was downgraded to Neutral, JP Morgan said. Accretion headwinds are too strong to outweigh solid loan growth. 
Jan 30, 2014 | 8:16 AM EST
FMER was upgraded to Outperform, FIG Partners said. $24 price target. Company had a solid quarter and is consolidating branches.  ...
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