Somewhat Critical News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) Stock Price

Press coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.6273125101786 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ PBIP) traded up 1.22% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $18.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,401 shares. Prudential Bancorp has a 1-year low of $14.58 and a 1-year high of $18.96. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $18.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $164.65 million, a PE ratio of 91.86 and a beta of -0.04.

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

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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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