Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (OZM) Stock Price

Media stories about Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 45.4581783737234 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

OZM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on 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 cut Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.13.

Shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE OZM) traded down $0.04 on Friday, hitting $2.72. The stock had a trading volume of 383,736 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,080,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.61, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a current ratio of 1.57. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a 12-month low of $2.15 and a 12-month high of $3.95. The company has a market cap of $1,430.00, a PE ratio of 34.00 and a beta of 1.23.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.04. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group had a negative return on equity of 54.57% and a net margin of 3.35%. The firm had revenue of $125.26 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $101.92 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.05 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group will post 0.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CAO Erez Elisha sold 47,699 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Saturday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.51, for a total value of $119,724.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 60.25% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

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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