Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) Share Price

Press coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.8920111167578 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ PBIP) traded down $0.11 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.17. 8,593 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 10,590. Prudential Bancorp has a one year low of $15.81 and a one year high of $18.96. The company has a market capitalization of $163.67, a PE ratio of 26.11 and a beta of -0.06.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This is a boost from Prudential Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.10%. Prudential Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 57.14%.

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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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