Firstmerit Corp (FMER)

FMER (NASDAQ:Banking) EQUITY
$19.86
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 19.84 - 20.10 | FMER Avg Daily Volume: 861,600
Last Update: 05/22/15 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 5.14%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $20.03
52 Week Range: $16.26 - $20.32
Oustanding Shares: 165,787,937
Market Cap: 3,320,732,378
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 6 7 7 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.33 2.40 2.40 2.40
Latest Dividend: 0.16
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.20%
Dividend Ex-Date: 02/26/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 14.21
Price Earnings Comparisons:
FMER Sector Avg. S&P 500
14.21 14.20 27.11
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
8.58% 5.53% 24.51%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
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:
EBITDA 0.40B
Revenue 1.11B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/15) Qtr (09/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.34 $0.36 $1.40 $1.55
Number of Analysts 7 7 7 7
High Estimate $0.34 $0.36 $1.41 $1.63
Low Estimate $0.34 $0.35 $1.40 $1.50
Prior Year $0.35 $0.37 $1.39 $1.40
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -2.86% -3.09% 1.03% 10.38%
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Doug Kass

 | May 20, 2015 | 11:18 AM EDT
Here is a three-month chart of Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan (JPM) compared to the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). I cut my teeth on the sector and have some street cred in the group, having been Putnam's bank, thrift and GSE analyst in the 1970s. I also coauthored the book Citibank with Ralph Nader when I was a "Nader Raider" at business school in Philadelphia.
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Doug Kass

 | May 19, 2015 | 9:28 AM EDT
10-year Treasury yields have reversed higher by 8 basis points from the morning's lows. The U.S. dollar is getting stronger (111.14 against the euro). Crude is lower. Equities are overbought. Good news (housing) may be bad news. Everyone's favorite, Apple (AAPL), is faced with the reality of Apple TV (see Piper Jaffray's research). While I continue to prefer being reactive (over-anticipatory), I did short (small) the SPY ($213.72) and QQQ ($110.38) in the premarket trading ramp.
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Doug Kass

 | May 18, 2015 | 2:26 PM EDT
Shares of many money center and regional banks that I have written about are making new highs today. I would not disturb holdings in this, my favorite long sector.
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Doug Kass

 | May 12, 2015 | 10:22 AM EDT
I have just added to the following bank longs: BAC, JPM, C, MBFI, EFSC, STL, MSL, SONA, FITB, FMER, RF, WFC and BBT.
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Doug Kass

 | May 12, 2015 | 10:07 AM EDT
I am bidding across the board for banks. Maverick's re-engaging.
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 28, 2015 | 2:55 PM EDT
I continue to favor banks in a rising interest rate environment in which loan demand strengthens and net interest margins expand.
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 20, 2015 | 11:27 AM EDT
Gains of 1.5% to 2.0%+ for several regional bank stocks today, as the bulliish bank thesis continues to play out.
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 13, 2015 | 2:57 PM EDT
"There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher."
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 13, 2015 | 10:13 AM EDT
If Mr. Market continues to ramp, I expect (as reflected in the breadth of my bank holdings) banks to catch up and possibly even become market leaders. Here is my rationale.
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Doug Kass

 | Apr 8, 2015 | 10:12 AM EDT
Bank stocks are "on fire" today.
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