Analysts expect Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM) to report earnings of $0.05 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.02 to $0.07. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group posted earnings per share of $0.10 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 50%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, August 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group will report full year earnings of $0.38 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.28 to $0.45. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.42 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.32 to $0.47. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $123.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $145.94 million. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group had a negative return on equity of 222.73% and a net margin of 3.41%.

OZM has been the subject of several research reports. Citigroup upgraded shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $2.90 to $4.50 in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, February 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.50.

In other Och-Ziff Capital Management Group news, insider James S. Levin sold 357,634 shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.26, for a total value of $808,252.84. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 490,659 shares in the company, valued at $1,108,889.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider James S. Levin sold 286,400 shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.26, for a total transaction of $647,264.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 804,963 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,819,216.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 2,088,738 shares of company stock valued at $4,756,299 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 62.31% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. North Run Capital LP raised its position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. North Run Capital LP now owns 4,050,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $10,125,000 after purchasing an additional 250,000 shares during the period. Glacier Peak Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 25.0% in the first quarter. Glacier Peak Capital LLC now owns 3,234,133 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $8,635,000 after purchasing an additional 646,593 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG raised its position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 173.2% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 2,444,399 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $6,110,000 after purchasing an additional 1,549,568 shares during the period. Algebris UK Ltd raised its position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 23.6% in the first quarter. Algebris UK Ltd now owns 2,055,800 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $5,489,000 after purchasing an additional 392,400 shares during the period. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 106.6% in the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,917,174 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $4,793,000 after purchasing an additional 989,191 shares during the period. 16.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of OZM stock traded down $0.03 during trading on Thursday, hitting $2.16. 206,086 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 744,770. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 29.62, a quick ratio of 3.18 and a current ratio of 3.18. The stock has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 1.02. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a twelve month low of $1.91 and a twelve month high of $3.95.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 14th were paid a $0.02 dividend. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 11th. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.69%.

About Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services for its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices.

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