BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) has received an average broker rating score of 1.50 (Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company.

Brokers have set a one year consensus target price of $15.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.22 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given BCB Bancorp an industry rank of 30 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered BCB Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th.

BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) traded up $0.15 on Friday, hitting $15.10. The stock had a trading volume of 17,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,082. The company has a market cap of $226.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.41, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. BCB Bancorp has a 1-year low of $12.05 and a 1-year high of $17.05.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.71%. BCB Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 66.67%.

In other BCB Bancorp news, Director James G. Rizzo bought 1,750 shares of BCB Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $14.53 per share, for a total transaction of $25,427.50. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 48,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $704,705. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 16.76% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of BCB Bancorp by 2,369.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,904 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 9,503 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp in the third quarter valued at $140,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund purchased a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp in the second quarter valued at $155,000. QS Investors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp in the fourth quarter valued at $166,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in shares of BCB Bancorp by 16,145.8% in the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 11,697 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $170,000 after purchasing an additional 11,625 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 30.57% of the company’s stock.

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BCB Bancorp Company Profile

BCB Bancorp, Inc is the holding company parent of BCB Community Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community-oriented financial institution. Its business is to offer Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured deposit products and to invest funds held in deposit accounts at the Bank, together with funds generated from operations, in loans and investment securities.

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