News stories about Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) have trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.2048448912207 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE OZM) opened at 2.95 on Friday. The firm’s market capitalization is $546.39 million. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a 52-week low of $2.15 and a 52-week high of $4.78. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $2.96 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.67.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $148.95 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.65 million. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group had a negative return on equity of 55.73% and a net margin of 4.46%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.06 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group will post $0.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.71%. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 80.00%.

OZM has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $3.25 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price target on shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $2.50 price target on shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.46.

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About Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff) is an institutional alternative asset manager. The Company provides asset management services through its funds, which pursue a range of global investment opportunities. The Company operates through two segments: the Och-Ziff Funds and real estate business.

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