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

Media coverage about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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 media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1518001723237 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Provident Financial traded up $0.11, reaching $18.46, during trading on Thursday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. 11,075 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 12,841. The company has a market cap of $137.05 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.84 and a beta of 0.07. Provident Financial has a twelve month low of $17.62 and a twelve month high of $20.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92.

Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.03. Provident Financial had a net margin of 2.55% and a return on equity of 4.50%. The firm had revenue of $14.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.10 million.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 17th will be issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 16th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.03%. Provident Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 87.50%.

In other Provident Financial news, Chairman Craig G. Blunden sold 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.35, for a total value of $311,950.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 12.74% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Provident Financial

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc operates as the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. that provides community and mortgage banking services to consumers and small to mid-sized businesses in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. It operates through two segments, Provident Bank and Provident Bank Mortgage.

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