County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICBK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at Maxim Group in a research report issued on Monday. They currently have a $33.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 12.74% from the stock’s previous close.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded County Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ ICBK) traded down 1.11% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $29.27. The stock had a trading volume of 5,367 shares. The firm has a market cap of $194.38 million, a PE ratio of 18.00 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a 50-day moving average of $30.09 and a 200-day moving average of $26.85. County Bancorp has a 12-month low of $19.56 and a 12-month high of $35.89.

County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $12.05 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.97 million. County Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.04% and a net margin of 19.27%. Analysts expect that County Bancorp will post $1.54 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other County Bancorp news, President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,338 shares of County Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $33,450.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now directly owns 111,583 shares in the company, valued at $2,789,575. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Gary J. Ziegelbauer sold 3,367 shares of County Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.62, for a total value of $103,097.54. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 405,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,416,961.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 7,869 shares of company stock valued at $215,936. 26.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ICBK. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new position in County Bancorp in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,116,000. Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in County Bancorp by 17.6% in the second quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 113,495 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,724,000 after acquiring an additional 16,995 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in County Bancorp by 9.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 177,216 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,253,000 after acquiring an additional 14,563 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its stake in County Bancorp by 12.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 64,821 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,557,000 after acquiring an additional 7,323 shares during the period. Finally, Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust boosted its stake in County Bancorp by 16.4% in the second quarter. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust now owns 35,869 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $861,000 after acquiring an additional 5,055 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 27.11% of the company’s stock.

About County Bancorp

County Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary activities consist of holding the stock of its subsidiary bank, Investors Community Bank (the Bank), and providing banking and related business activities through the Bank and its other subsidiaries. It operates in the community banking segment.

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