News articles about BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.1017045245425 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BCBP. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price target for the company. ValuEngine lowered BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, DA Davidson started coverage on BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective on the stock.
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ BCBP) traded up $0.18 on Monday, hitting $14.10. The company had a trading volume of 45,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,988. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $211.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.69, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.43. BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $11.33 and a fifty-two week high of $17.05.
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.02. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) had a return on equity of 9.04% and a net margin of 14.19%. The business had revenue of $17.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.70 million. research analysts forecast that BCB Bancorp, Inc. will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s payout ratio is 58.33%.
In other BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) news, Director Gary S. Stetz purchased 1,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $14.59 per share, with a total value of $25,532.50. Following the purchase, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at $167,785. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director August Pellegrini, Jr. purchased 2,150 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.25 per share, for a total transaction of $26,337.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 101,091 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,238,364.75. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 48,830 shares of company stock worth $607,299. 16.76% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) Company Profile
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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