Headlines about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.805077399126 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) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $18.10. 4,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 16,056. Prudential Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.81 and a twelve month high of $18.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $162.65, a PE ratio of 82.09 and a beta of -0.09.

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $6.55 million for the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. Prudential Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 90.91%.

In other news, insider Dennis Pollack bought 2,500 shares of Prudential Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.63 per share, with a total value of $44,075.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Over the last three months, insiders have bought 11,163 shares of company stock worth $192,813. Corporate insiders own 4.80% of the company’s stock.

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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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