News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 43.8392782228823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Shares of Provident Financial (NASDAQ PROV) opened at $18.21 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $140.24 and a PE ratio of 44.42. Provident Financial has a 52-week low of $17.62 and a 52-week high of $20.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.15.
Separately, Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research report on Wednesday.
In related news, Director Roy Taylor sold 10,212 shares of Provident Financial stock in a transaction dated 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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 11,382 shares of company stock valued at $216,596. 12.74% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Provident Financial
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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