Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) Stock Price

Press coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.805077399126 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

PBIP stock opened at $18.13 on Friday. Prudential Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.81 and a twelve month high of $18.96. The stock has a market cap of $161.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.16 and a beta of -0.17.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th were issued a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.10%.

In related news, Director A J. Fanelli sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.90, for a total transaction of $268,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Dennis Pollack bought 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $17.06 per share, for a total transaction of $42,650.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 11,163 shares of company stock valued at $192,813. 4.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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