News stories about BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BCB Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.7951593984069 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of BCB Bancorp (BCBP) traded down $0.05 during trading on Monday, hitting $14.95. 48,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 38,575. The firm has a market cap of $224.72, a PE ratio of 15.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. BCB Bancorp has a 1-year low of $12.05 and a 1-year high of $17.05.
BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $17.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.70 million. BCB Bancorp had a net margin of 14.19% and a return on equity of 9.04%. equities analysts predict that BCB Bancorp will post 0.92 EPS for the current year.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on BCBP shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BCB Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BCB Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. BCB Bancorp presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.50.
In other news, Director Gary S. Stetz bought 1,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $14.59 per share, for a total transaction of $25,532.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $167,785. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders have purchased a total of 5,180 shares of company stock valued at $74,309 in the last quarter. 16.76% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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BCB Bancorp 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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