Research brokerages are projecting BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years.  Wall Street analysts are looking for the company to grow 18.76% over the next year and 10.00% over the next five years.

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EPS measures what each share is worth and also indicates how much money their sharehoders would gain if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the total profit by its total shares.  BCB Bancorp, Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 0.92.  Last year, their EPS growth was 47.00% and their EPS growth over the past five years was 43.10%.  

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP)’s stock was 5.54%.  Last week, it was 0.45%, -14.80% over the last quarter, and  -26.09% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, BCB Bancorp, Inc. stock was -9.43% off of the high and 9.19% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -31.37% (High), 9.19%, (Low). 

HISTORICAL GROWTH

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP)’s performance this year to date is 5.54%.  The stock has performed 0.45% over the last seven days, 4.44% over the last thirty, and -14.80% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, BCB Bancorp, Inc.’s stock has been -26.09% and -29.62% for the year.

FUTURE GROWTH ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.30 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $13.50 on the stock.

Investors may be taking a look at certain business aspects when attempting to research a stock. Investors often look to see if the stock’s specific industry is on the rise. There may be a greater chance of success when investing in an industry that is rapidly growing. Investors may then want to see how the company stacks up within the industry. Many investors will look for stocks that are proven industry leaders. Industry leaders have the ability to influence pricing and not necessarily be susceptible to what other companies are doing around them. Investors may also be taking note of how a company invests in research and development. Companies that are focused on the future may have a competitive advantage over those who are too focused on the near-term.

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