Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact County Bancorp (ICBK) Stock Price

Headlines about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a news impact score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4260558645914 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded County Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. ValuEngine downgraded County Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of County Bancorp in a research report on Monday, October 23rd.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ ICBK) traded up $1.33 during trading on Monday, hitting $33.19. 22,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,484. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $221.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 0.46. County Bancorp has a one year low of $20.85 and a one year high of $35.89.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.08. County Bancorp had a net margin of 19.80% and a return on equity of 9.24%. The business had revenue of $12.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.97 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that County Bancorp will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. County Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 14.20%.

In related news, CFO Glen L. Stiteley bought 1,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $30.00 per share, with a total value of $37,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 3,094 shares in the company, valued at approximately $92,820. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 26.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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