Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Provident Financial Holdings (PROV) Share Price

News stories about Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.7885447296434 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Provident Financial Holdings (PROV) opened at $19.00 on Tuesday. Provident Financial Holdings has a twelve month low of $17.62 and a twelve month high of $20.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. The stock has a market cap of $143.52, a PE ratio of 30.92 and a beta of -0.02.

Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.04). Provident Financial Holdings had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 4.82%. The company had revenue of $15.47 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.70 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 13th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.95%. Provident Financial Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 136.59%.

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In other Provident Financial Holdings news, Director Roy Taylor sold 10,212 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.03, for a total value of $194,334.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Lilian Brunner-Salter sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total transaction of $172,530.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 19,510 shares of company stock worth $372,532. 12.74% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Provident Financial Holdings Company Profile

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc is the holding company of Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. (the Bank). The Bank is a federally chartered stock savings bank. The Company operates through two segments: Provident Bank and Provident Bank Mortgage (PBM). The Bank’s operations primarily consist of accepting deposits from customers within the communities surrounding the Bank’s full service offices and investing those funds in single-family loans, multi-family loans, commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial business loans, consumer loans and other mortgage loans.

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