Merchants Bancshares This bank's fourth-quarter profit, reported last week, was $3.71 million, or 59 cents a share, an increase from $2.54 million, or 41 cents, the prior year. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 3.9% Rated "B+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the prior year. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 10.27% from the previous year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $34. The stock closed at $28.90 on Friday.