BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (BCBP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds
News coverage about BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.0232647092703 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (BCBP) traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $14.55. 51,007 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 47,636. BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $12.05 and a one year high of $17.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $221.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.36, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 1.11.
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) had a net margin of 14.19% and a return on equity of 9.04%. The company had revenue of $17.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.70 million. equities analysts predict that BCB Bancorp, Inc. will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.85%. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.33%.
BCBP has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 target price for the company. Finally, DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company.
In other BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) news, insider Thomas Michael Coughlin purchased 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.25 per share, with a total value of $245,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 175,604 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,151,149. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director James G. Rizzo purchased 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.25 per share, with a total value of $153,125.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 48,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $594,125. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 48,430 shares of company stock valued at $606,389 over the last quarter. 16.76% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)
BCB Bancorp, Inc is the holding company parent of BCB Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community-oriented financial institution. Its business is to offer Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured deposit products and to invest funds held in deposit accounts at the Bank, together with funds generated from operations, in loans and investment securities.
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