County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) traded up 0.32% during trading on Friday, reaching $25.12. 1,817 shares of the company traded hands. County Bancorp has a 1-year low of $19.50 and a 1-year high of $35.89. The company has a market capitalization of $166.82 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.60 and a beta of 0.51. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $24.50 and its 200 day moving average is $26.89.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $11.41 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.36 million. County Bancorp had a net margin of 19.53% and a return on equity of 9.13%. On average, analysts forecast that County Bancorp will post $1.60 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of County Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of County Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of County Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $30.00 to $31.00 in a report on Monday, April 24th.

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In other news, President Timothy J. Schneider sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.04, for a total value of $50,080.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 124,658 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,121,436.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, President Timothy J. Schneider sold 3,000 shares of County Bancorp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $75,000.00. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 119,379 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,984,475. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 15,650 shares of company stock worth $391,550 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 26.30% of the company’s stock.

County Bancorp Company Profile

County Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary activities consist of holding the stock of its subsidiary bank, Investors Community Bank (the Bank), and providing banking and related business activities through the Bank and its other subsidiaries. It operates in the community banking segment.

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