News articles about BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.0978088007283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock.
BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ BCBP) traded up $0.15 on Thursday, reaching $14.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 59,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,390. The firm has a market capitalization of $217.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.43. BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a 52 week low of $12.05 and a 52 week high of $17.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 1.12.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s payout ratio is currently 58.33%.
In related news, CFO Thomas Keating bought 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.75 per share, with a total value of $25,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,500. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Gary S. Stetz bought 1,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.59 per share, for a total transaction of $25,532.50. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $167,785. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders bought 7,180 shares of company stock worth $99,809. Corporate insiders own 16.76% of the company’s stock.
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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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