County Bancorp (ICBK) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Media stories about County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. County Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9689456822813 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) traded down 0.06% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $32.84. 12,379 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $218.09 million, a P/E ratio of 20.20 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a 50 day moving average of $30.19 and a 200 day moving average of $26.79. County Bancorp has a 52-week low of $19.56 and a 52-week high of $35.89.
County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $12.05 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.97 million. County Bancorp had a net margin of 19.27% and a return on equity of 9.35%. Equities analysts anticipate that County Bancorp will post $1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
ICBK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of County Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of County Bancorp in a report on Monday, October 23rd.
In other County Bancorp news, Director Wayne D. Mueller sold 2,621 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.11, for a total value of $65,813.31. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 100,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,511,000. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Glen L. Stiteley purchased 1,676 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $25.36 per share, for a total transaction of $42,503.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,134 shares in the company, valued at $28,758.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 26.30% of the company’s stock.
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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