Media coverage about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.1518217993118 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Prudential Bancorp (PBIP) opened at 18.32 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $165.01 million, a PE ratio of 92.06 and a beta of -0.02. Prudential Bancorp has a 1-year low of $14.35 and a 1-year high of $18.74. The company’s 50-day moving average is $17.88 and its 200 day moving average is $17.86.

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The savings and loans company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $6.68 million for the quarter. Equities analysts predict that Prudential Bancorp will post $0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.66%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 6th. Prudential Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 60.00%.

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

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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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