The Insider and director of BCB Bancorp, Inc. (BCBP), Gary Stetz, Purchased 500 Shares; Elm Ridge Management Cut Murphy Oil (MUR) Holding

At average stock price per share of $15.8, Gary Stetz, the Bcb Bancorp Inc’s director purchased 500 shares of Bcb Bancorp Inc worth roughly $7,900 U.S Dollars. Mr. Gary right now holds 56,979 shares, accounting for 0.38% of the company’s market capitalization.

Elm Ridge Management Llc decreased Murphy Oil Corp (MUR) stake by 36.03% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Elm Ridge Management Llc sold 153,523 shares as Murphy Oil Corp (MUR)’s stock declined 4.52%. The Elm Ridge Management Llc holds 272,583 shares with $7.24 million value, down from 426,106 last quarter. Murphy Oil Corp now has $4.43 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $25.69. About 1.63M shares traded. Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) has declined 8.71% since March 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.41% the S&P500.

Analysts await Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.22 EPS, up 466.67% or $0.28 from last year’s $-0.06 per share. MUR’s profit will be $37.96M for 29.19 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Murphy Oil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 175.00% EPS growth.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $965,516 activity. 33,435 Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) shares with value of $965,516 were sold by Coleman Eugene T.

Among 14 analysts covering Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Murphy Oil Corporation had 44 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, July 11. Oppenheimer downgraded Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Friday, July 31 to “Perform” rating. Zacks downgraded Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Tuesday, August 11 to “Buy” rating. UBS upgraded Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Thursday, July 30 to “Neutral” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 3 report. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $23.0 target in Thursday, August 24 report. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Monday, June 20. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 7 by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray maintained Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Tuesday, August 8 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 57 investors sold MUR shares while 100 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 164.72 million shares or 1.46% less from 167.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nomura Holdings has invested 0% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Huntington National Bank stated it has 818 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The France-based Cap Fund Mngmt Sa has invested 0.03% in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Cornerstone Cap Mgmt Hldgs Limited reported 76,260 shares. 1,600 were accumulated by Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary). 24,533 were reported by Advsr Asset. Prudential holds 0% or 101,949 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 4,725 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 33,842 shares. State Common Retirement Fund invested in 345,323 shares. Utah Retirement accumulated 29,842 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al has 0.1% invested in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). North Star Inv Management Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) for 4,200 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR). Nomura Asset Management Limited accumulated 27,862 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Among 3 analysts covering BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. BCB Bancorp has $16.5 highest and $14.0 lowest target. $15.75’s average target is -0.94% below currents $15.9 stock price. BCB Bancorp had 5 analyst reports since September 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, February 27. Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated the shares of BCBP in report on Thursday, September 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wood given on Tuesday, February 27.

Analysts await BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, up 4.00% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.25 per share. BCBP’s profit will be $3.91M for 15.29 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by BCB Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.18% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.46 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.98, from 3.44 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 3 investors sold BCB Bancorp, Inc. shares while 6 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 9.72 million shares or 261.60% more from 2.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP). Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Co reported 0% stake. Banc Funds Lc has 470,000 shares for 0.29% of their portfolio. Geode Capital Mngmt Lc holds 0% or 93,742 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management stated it has 1,549 shares. Legal & General Gp Public Limited Co holds 1,361 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability, a New York-based fund reported 17,560 shares. Schwab Charles Mgmt has invested 0% in BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP). Moreover, Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag has 0% invested in BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP). Macquarie Grp Inc Limited reported 5,398 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The has 72 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock stated it has 0% in BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP). Tiaa Cref Lc holds 26,527 shares. Tower Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 10,683 shares. 134,477 were reported by State Street.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for BCB Community Bank, a state chartered commercial bank that provides banking services and products to businesses and individuals in the United States. The company has market cap of $239.38 million. The firm offers deposit products, including savings and club accounts, demand and NOW accounts, interest and non-interest bearing demand accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, and term certificate accounts. It has a 21.2 P/E ratio. It also provides loans, such as commercial and multi-family real estate loans, one-to four-family mortgage loans, home equity loans and home equity lines of credit, construction loans, consumer loans, commercial business loans, and small business administration lending services.

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $15.9. About 18,553 shares traded. BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP) has risen 53.81% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 37.11% the S&P500.