Media stories about BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 44.7347407718831 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) traded down 0.3145% during trading on Friday, hitting $14.1055. 3,360 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $159.39 million, a PE ratio of 17.6319 and a beta of 0.46. BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $11.25 and a 1-year high of $17.05. The company has a 50 day moving average of $13.62 and a 200-day moving average of $14.95.
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 17th. The bank reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) had a return on equity of 8.85% and a net margin of 12.89%. The company had revenue of $17.09 million during the quarter. On average, analysts forecast that BCB Bancorp, Inc. will post $0.85 earnings per share for the current year.
BCBP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock.
In other news, Director James G. Rizzo bought 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.25 per share, with a total value of $153,125.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 48,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $594,125. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Thomas Michael Coughlin bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $12.25 per share, for a total transaction of $245,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 175,604 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,151,149. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased a total of 45,400 shares of company stock valued at $558,418 over the last quarter. 16.76% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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