Sandler O’Neill started coverage on shares of County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage issued a hold rating and a $28.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of County Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of County Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of County Bancorp from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $31.20.

NASDAQ ICBK traded down $0.30 on Wednesday, reaching $25.61. The company had a trading volume of 4,889 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,211. The firm has a market cap of $173.27 million, a PE ratio of 17.19, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. County Bancorp has a 1-year low of $24.49 and a 1-year high of $33.94.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $12.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.53 million. County Bancorp had a net margin of 20.40% and a return on equity of 10.24%. equities research analysts forecast that County Bancorp will post 2.14 EPS for the current year.

In other news, President Timothy J. Schneider sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.78, for a total transaction of $83,340.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now directly owns 116,882 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,246,981.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Rick Dercks sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.73, for a total transaction of $27,730.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 19,680 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $545,726.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 23,065 shares of company stock valued at $639,300. Company insiders own 25.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of County Bancorp by 47.8% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,313 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 2,365 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of County Bancorp by 68.2% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 27,472 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $802,000 after buying an additional 11,137 shares during the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG raised its holdings in shares of County Bancorp by 92.7% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 15,976 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $473,000 after purchasing an additional 7,685 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of County Bancorp by 17.3% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 235,145 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $6,466,000 after purchasing an additional 34,721 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of County Bancorp by 41.3% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 10,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $292,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 25.23% of the company’s stock.

County Bancorp Company Profile

County Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Investors Community Bank that provides a range of banking and related financial services to individuals, businesses, and industries in northeastern and central Wisconsin. The company accepts demand interest bearing and noninterest bearing, money market deposit, NOW, checking, and savings accounts, as well as time deposits.

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