Media headlines about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 43.9838521512641 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
ICBK has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of County Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Hovde Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of County Bancorp in a research note on Friday, March 16th. Finally, Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of County Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. County Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.75.
County Bancorp remained flat at $$26.59 during midday trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. 7,273 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,483. County Bancorp has a twelve month low of $23.30 and a twelve month high of $33.94. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. The firm has a market cap of $177.89 million, a PE ratio of 17.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.34.
County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.05. County Bancorp had a net margin of 18.63% and a return on equity of 8.98%. The firm had revenue of $12.31 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.22 million. equities analysts forecast that County Bancorp will post 2.2 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. County Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 18.79%.
In other County Bancorp news, insider Mark Andrew Miller sold 1,285 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $35,980.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 28,087 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $786,436. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,170 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.09, for a total transaction of $31,695.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now directly owns 110,882 shares in the company, valued at $3,003,793.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 12,608 shares of company stock worth $350,586. Insiders own 25.60% of the company’s stock.
About County Bancorp
County Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Investors Community Bank that provides a range of banking and related financial services to individuals, businesses, and industries in northeastern and central Wisconsin. The company accepts demand interest bearing and noninterest bearing, money market deposit, NOW, checking, and savings accounts, as well as time deposits.
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