Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) Share Price

Press coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.141945813812 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ PBIP) remained flat at $18.66 during midday trading on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 4,358 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $18.32 and its 200 day moving average is $18.01. Prudential Bancorp has a 1-year low of $14.40 and a 1-year high of $18.96. The company has a market cap of $168.07 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 93.77 and a beta of -0.04.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th were paid a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 6th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.64%. Prudential Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 60.00%.

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

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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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