Shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.25.

OZM has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from $3.00 to $3.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st.

Shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) opened at $2.62 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.57, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.61. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a one year low of $2.15 and a one year high of $3.95. The company has a market cap of $1,338.18, a P/E ratio of 32.75 and a beta of 1.23.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.04. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group had a net margin of 3.35% and a negative return on equity of 54.57%. The business had revenue of $125.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $101.92 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.05 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Och-Ziff Capital Management Group news, CAO Erez Elisha sold 47,699 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.51, for a total transaction of $119,724.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 60.25% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of OZM. Nationwide Fund Advisors purchased a new position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in the second quarter valued at $193,000. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 91.9% in the third quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 60,283 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $194,000 after purchasing an additional 28,873 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in the third quarter valued at $258,000. Searle & CO. boosted its stake in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 27.1% during the fourth quarter. Searle & CO. now owns 131,200 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $328,000 after buying an additional 28,000 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group during the third quarter worth $737,000. 17.14% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Company Profile

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff) is an institutional alternative asset manager. The Company provides asset management services through its funds, which pursue a range of global investment opportunities. The Company operates through two segments: the Och-Ziff Funds and real estate business.

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