Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) Now Covered by Analysts at StockNews.com


StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBSGet Rating) in a research report sent to investors on Saturday. The firm issued a hold rating on the bank’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ NCBS opened at $78.01 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.31 and a beta of 0.66. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $81.09 and its 200 day moving average price is $86.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82. Nicolet Bankshares has a 1 year low of $68.07 and a 1 year high of $98.20.

Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBSGet Rating) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 19th. The bank reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.09. Nicolet Bankshares had a return on equity of 10.09% and a net margin of 25.73%. As a group, equities analysts predict that Nicolet Bankshares will post 6.97 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CFO Hubert Phillip Moore, Jr. acquired 3,000 shares of Nicolet Bankshares stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 27th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $83.46 per share, for a total transaction of $250,380.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 23,954 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,999,200.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Brad Vincent Hutjens acquired 1,000 shares of Nicolet Bankshares stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $75.46 per share, with a total value of $75,460.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 24,857 shares in the company, valued at $1,875,709.22. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders bought 16,675 shares of company stock valued at $1,323,378. Insiders own 13.40% of the company’s stock.


Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank acquired a new position in Nicolet Bankshares during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $154,000. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in Nicolet Bankshares during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. acquired a new position in Nicolet Bankshares during the 4th quarter worth $206,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in Nicolet Bankshares during the 1st quarter worth $235,000. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Nicolet Bankshares during the 4th quarter worth $234,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.63% of the company’s stock.

About Nicolet Bankshares (Get Rating)

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Nicolet National Bank that provides banking products and services for businesses and individuals. The company accepts checking, savings, and money market accounts; various certificates of deposit; and individual retirement accounts. It also offers commercial loans, including commercial, industrial, and business loans and lines of credit; commercial real estate loans; agricultural (AG) production and AG real estate loans; commercial real estate investment real estate loans; construction and land development loans; residential real estate loans, such as residential first lien and junior lien mortgages, home equity loans, lines of credit, and residential construction loans; and consumer loans.

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