Brokerages expect that County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) will announce earnings of $0.51 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have made estimates for County Bancorp’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.48 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.53. County Bancorp posted earnings of $0.52 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 1.9%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 22nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that County Bancorp will report full-year earnings of $2.15 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.08 to $2.20. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $2.21 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.03 to $2.31. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover County Bancorp.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50. County Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.15% and a net margin of 20.40%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on ICBK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised County Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 27th. ValuEngine lowered County Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on County Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $28.00 price objective on the stock. Maxim Group cut their price objective on County Bancorp from $35.00 to $32.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 20th. Finally, FIG Partners reissued a “market-perform” rating on shares of County Bancorp in a report on Thursday, August 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.20.

Shares of ICBK stock opened at $24.67 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $160.97 million, a PE ratio of 16.56, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.25. County Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $24.04 and a fifty-two week high of $33.94.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th were paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.13%. County Bancorp’s payout ratio is 18.79%.

In other news, Director Gary J. Ziegelbauer sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.02, for a total value of $25,020.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 395,637 shares in the company, valued at $9,898,837.74. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 25.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Strs Ohio boosted its position in County Bancorp by 37.3% during the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 8,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $222,000 after purchasing an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in County Bancorp by 41.3% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $292,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in County Bancorp by 58.3% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 16,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $459,000 after purchasing an additional 6,148 shares in the last quarter. Eidelman Virant Capital purchased a new position in County Bancorp during the third quarter worth approximately $487,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in County Bancorp by 68.2% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 27,472 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $802,000 after purchasing an additional 11,137 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.07% of the company’s stock.

About County Bancorp

County Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Investors Community Bank that provides a range of banking and related financial services to individuals, businesses, and industries in northeastern and central Wisconsin. The company accepts demand interest bearing and noninterest bearing, money market deposit, NOW, checking, and savings accounts, as well as time deposits.

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