Analysts predict that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM) will report earnings of $0.05 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.02 and the highest is $0.07. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group posted earnings per share of $0.10 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 50%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Och-Ziff Capital Management Group will report full-year earnings of $0.38 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.28 to $0.45. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $0.42 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.32 to $0.47. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.03). Och-Ziff Capital Management Group had a negative return on equity of 222.73% and a net margin of 3.41%. The business had revenue of $123.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $145.94 million.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on OZM shares. Citigroup raised Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $2.90 to $4.50 in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. ValuEngine lowered Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, TheStreet raised Och-Ziff Capital Management Group from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.50.

In related news, insider James S. Levin sold 357,634 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.26, for a total transaction of $808,252.84. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 490,659 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,108,889.34. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider James S. Levin sold 286,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.26, for a total value of $647,264.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 804,963 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,819,216.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 2,088,738 shares of company stock worth $4,756,299 in the last 90 days. 62.31% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in OZM. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its stake in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 677.8% during the 4th quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 48,225 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 42,025 shares during the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. grew its stake in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 233.3% in the 1st quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 50,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 35,000 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC grew its stake in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 125.2% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 53,958 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 30,000 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $174,000. Finally, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group by 250.0% in the 4th quarter. Bourgeon Capital Management LLC now owns 70,000 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 50,000 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 16.29% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group opened at $2.10 on Monday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company has a current ratio of 3.18, a quick ratio of 3.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 29.62. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group has a fifty-two week low of $1.91 and a fifty-two week high of $3.95. The stock has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a PE ratio of 4.12 and a beta of 1.04.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 21st. Investors of record on Monday, May 14th were paid a dividend of $0.02 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 11th. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.81%. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 15.69%.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Company Profile

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a publicly owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides investment advisory services for its clients. It primarily caters to institutional investors which include pension funds, fund-of-funds, foundations and endowments, corporations and other institutions, private banks and family offices.

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