County Bancorp (ICBK) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Accern Reports
News articles about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9431768329519 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Critical Analysis: County Bancorp (ICBK) versus The Competition (americanbankingnews.com)
- Five Star Bank plans mortgage back-office in Amherst (bizjournals.com)
- First Citizens buys bank branch from S&T (cpbj.com)
- County Bancorp Inc (ICBK) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Limestone County judge revokes probation for convicted rapist Clem (decaturdaily.com)
County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $32.84. 9,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,458. County Bancorp has a one year low of $22.73 and a one year high of $35.89. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The company has a market capitalization of $217.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.31 and a beta of 0.46.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. County Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 14.20%.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on ICBK. ValuEngine lowered shares of County Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of County Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of County Bancorp in a research report on Monday, October 23rd.
In other news, CFO Glen L. Stiteley bought 1,260 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $30.00 per share, with a total value of $37,800.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 3,094 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $92,820. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 26.30% of the company’s stock.
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About County Bancorp
County Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary activities consist of holding the stock of its subsidiary bank, Investors Community Bank (the Bank), and providing banking and related business activities through the Bank and its other subsidiaries. It operates in the community banking segment.
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