News coverage about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2354737008005 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- County Bancorp (ICBK) Cut to Strong Sell at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- County Bancorp’s (ICBK) Hold Rating Reiterated at Hovde Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- County Bancorp Inc (ICBK) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Pacific Premier Bancorp Named Recipient of 2017 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup (bizjournals.com)
- Intrinsic Calculation For County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) Shows Investors Are Overpaying (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of County Bancorp stock traded down $0.23 on Monday, hitting $30.22. The stock had a trading volume of 226 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,075. The stock has a market cap of $203.65, a PE ratio of 20.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.45. County Bancorp has a twelve month low of $22.73 and a twelve month high of $34.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.93%. This is a boost from County Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. County Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 18.79%.
ICBK has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet raised County Bancorp from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised County Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of County Bancorp in a report on Friday, January 19th. Hovde Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of County Bancorp in a report on Friday. Finally, ValuEngine cut County Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. County Bancorp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.20.
In related news, CFO Glen L. Stiteley bought 1,615 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $30.84 per share, with a total value of $49,806.60. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 5,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $157,561.56. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Wayne D. Mueller sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.17, for a total value of $135,850.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 95,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,581,150. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 26.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About County Bancorp
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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