FirstMerit Corp (FMER) Jumps 17.92% on January 26

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FirstMerit Corp (FMER) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Tuesday January 26 as the stock popped 17.92% to $18.13, representing a gain of $2.755 per share. Some 36.87 million shares traded hands on 184,578 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 1.25 million shares out of a total float of 165.76 million. The stock opened at $18.40 and traded with an intraday range of $18.73 to $17.73.

After today's gains, FirstMerit Corp reached a market cap of $3 billion. FirstMerit Corp has had a trading range between $21.49 and $15.33 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $18.66 and a 200-day SMA of $18.80.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 11.3.

Firstmerit Corp is a bank holding company. It operates through the Bank and its other subsidiaries, providing banking, fiduciary, financial, insurance and investment services to corporate, institutional and individual customers.

FirstMerit Corp is based out of Akron, OH and has some 3,961 employees. Its CEO is Paul G. Greig.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of FirstMerit Corp, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for FMER. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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