Shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

Analysts have set a one year consensus target price of $15.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.28 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned BCB Bancorp an industry rank of 178 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Hanmi Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 20th.

Shares of NASDAQ:BCBP traded down $0.03 during trading on Friday, reaching $12.93. 3,557 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 27,802. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 1.15. BCB Bancorp has a 12-month low of $10.12 and a 12-month high of $15.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $212.05 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $12.66.

BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 18th. The bank reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $22.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $23.42 million. BCB Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.65% and a net margin of 14.55%. On average, analysts expect that BCB Bancorp will post 1.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in BCB Bancorp by 14.4% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 527,207 shares of the bank’s stock worth $5,520,000 after acquiring an additional 66,351 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its stake in BCB Bancorp by 64.4% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 69,813 shares of the bank’s stock worth $729,000 after acquiring an additional 27,343 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in BCB Bancorp by 43.0% in the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 89,112 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,194,000 after acquiring an additional 26,804 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in BCB Bancorp by 247.7% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 35,305 shares of the bank’s stock worth $370,000 after acquiring an additional 25,150 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in BCB Bancorp by 2.6% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 742,130 shares of the bank’s stock worth $7,770,000 after acquiring an additional 18,779 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 28.20% of the company’s stock.

About BCB Bancorp

BCB Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for BCB Community Bank, a state-chartered commercial bank that provides banking products and services to businesses and individuals in the United States. The company offers deposit products, including interest and non-interest bearing demand, NOW, savings and club, money market, term certificate, interest bearing checking, and individual retirement accounts.

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