Media coverage about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.3383431438853 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Provident Financial (PROV) traded up $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $18.89. The stock had a trading volume of 6,858 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,455. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. Provident Financial has a 1-year low of $17.62 and a 1-year high of $20.35. The stock has a market cap of $142.91 and a PE ratio of 46.07.
Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.04). Provident Financial had a return on equity of 3.84% and a net margin of 4.82%. The firm had revenue of $15.47 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.70 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.20 EPS.
In related news, Director Roy Taylor sold 10,212 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.03, for a total transaction 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 that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total value of $172,530.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 20,382 shares of company stock valued at $389,126 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 12.74% of the company’s stock.
Provident Financial 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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