Provident Financial (PROV) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.07

Headlines about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.9802478720363 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Provident Financial traded down $0.38, reaching $18.16, during trading on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The stock had a trading volume of 2,860 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,695. The stock has a market cap of $138.34 million, a PE ratio of 25.94 and a beta of -0.01. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Provident Financial has a one year low of $17.62 and a one year high of $20.00.

Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $13.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.10 million. Provident Financial had a net margin of 3.30% and a return on equity of 4.91%.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 21st will be paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 20th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.08%. Provident Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 80.00%.

Provident Financial Company Profile

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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