Provident Financial (PROV) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 43.8392782228823 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Provident Financial (PROV) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $18.80. The stock had a trading volume of 10,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 11,300. The firm has a market capitalization of $141.69 and a P/E ratio of 44.76. Provident Financial has a 12 month low of $17.62 and a 12 month high of $20.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97.

Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.04). Provident Financial had a net margin of 4.82% and a return on equity of 3.84%. The business had revenue of $15.47 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.70 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share.

In related news, Director Roy Taylor sold 10,212 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.03, for a total value of $194,334.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Lilian Brunner-Salter sold 9,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total transaction of $172,530.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 20,382 shares of company stock valued at $389,126. 12.74% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Provident Financial Company Profile

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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