Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) Share Price

Media coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.0842235923784 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of Prudential Bancorp from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th.

Shares of Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) opened at 18.35 on Wednesday. Prudential Bancorp has a one year low of $14.40 and a one year high of $18.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $165.28 million, a P/E ratio of 92.21 and a beta of -0.02. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $17.99 and its 200-day moving average is $17.88.

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The savings and loans company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $6.68 million during the quarter. On average, equities research analysts expect that Prudential Bancorp will post $0.35 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th. Prudential Bancorp’s payout ratio is 60.00%.

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Prudential Bancorp Company Profile

Prudential Bancorp, Inc of Pennsylvania is a mid-tier holding company for Prudential Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Prudential Mutual Holding Company, a Pennsylvania corporation, is the mutual holding company parent of the Company. As of September 30, 2012, Prudential Mutual Holding Company owns 74.6% of the Company.

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