BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) Director James G. Rizzo acquired 2,750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $12.42 per share, with a total value of $34,155.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 48,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $602,370. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (BCBP) traded up 2.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $12.70. The company had a trading volume of 178,817 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.91 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $143.51 million, a PE ratio of 15.88 and a beta of 0.47. BCB Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $10.91 and a 12-month high of $17.05.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) (NASDAQ:BCBP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 17th. The bank reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) had a return on equity of 8.85% and a net margin of 12.89%. The firm had revenue of $17.09 million for the quarter. On average, equities analysts forecast that BCB Bancorp, Inc. will post $0.85 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 7th were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.41%. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 65.12%.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new position in shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) during the second quarter valued at approximately $153,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) during the second quarter valued at approximately $155,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) during the second quarter valued at approximately $250,000. California State Teachers Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) during the second quarter valued at approximately $257,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) during the second quarter valued at approximately $280,000. 23.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

BCBP has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research note on Thursday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $14.00 price objective for the company. Finally, DA Davidson initiated coverage on BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) in a research note on Thursday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) 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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