Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) Getting Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 43.1406851116219 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of PBIP stock traded down $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $18.02. 2,719 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,960. Prudential Bancorp has a 1 year low of $15.81 and a 1 year high of $18.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $161.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.25 and a beta of -0.17.

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Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $6.55 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.11%.

In related news, Director A J. Fanelli sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.90, for a total value of $268,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Dennis Pollack bought 2,663 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.41 per share, for a total transaction of $46,362.83. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 11,163 shares of company stock worth $192,813 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 4.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Prudential Bancorp

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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