County Bancorp (ICBK) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.13

Headlines about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4150774617394 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) remained flat at $30.16 during midday trading on Friday. 27 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $30.12 and its 200-day moving average is $30.12. The stock has a market capitalization of $200.29 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.55 and a beta of 0.47. County Bancorp has a one year low of $19.56 and a one year high of $35.89.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by ($0.16). The business had revenue of $11.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.36 million. County Bancorp had a net margin of 19.27% and a return on equity of 9.04%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that County Bancorp will post $1.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th were given a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 7th. County Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 14.72%.

Several research firms recently issued reports on ICBK. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of County Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of County Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th.

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In related news, President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,338 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $33,450.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now owns 111,583 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,789,575. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Gary J. Ziegelbauer sold 3,367 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.62, for a total transaction of $103,097.54. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 405,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,416,961.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 11,257 shares of company stock valued at $300,636. 26.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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