BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (BCBP) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.1359961761976 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (BCBP) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.50. 39,128 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 37,031. The firm has a market capitalization of $217.96, a PE ratio of 15.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 1.12. BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a 52-week low of $12.00 and a 52-week high of $17.05.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $17.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.70 million. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) had a net margin of 14.19% and a return on equity of 9.04%. analysts forecast that BCB Bancorp, Inc. will post 0.92 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.33%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price objective for the company. Finally, DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company.

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In related news, CFO Thomas Keating purchased 2,000 shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.75 per share, for a total transaction of $25,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $25,500. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Gary S. Stetz purchased 1,750 shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was bought at an average price of $14.59 per share, with a total value of $25,532.50. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $167,785. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 48,830 shares of company stock valued at $607,299. Corporate insiders own 16.76% of the company’s stock.

About BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)

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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