News stories about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.45 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.7091684685501 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Beneficial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th.

Beneficial Bancorp (BNCL) opened at 14.70 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.37 and a beta of 0.54. The company’s 50-day moving average is $15.16 and its 200 day moving average is $15.80. Beneficial Bancorp has a 12 month low of $14.05 and a 12 month high of $19.00.

Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The bank reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.02. Beneficial Bancorp had a return on equity of 3.47% and a net margin of 16.20%. The firm had revenue of $49.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $45.36 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.04 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Beneficial Bancorp will post $0.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 1st were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 28th. Beneficial Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 50.00%.

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Beneficial Bancorp Company Profile

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s business activities are the ownership of Beneficial Bank (the Bank). The Bank has also operated under the name Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank. The Bank is a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank. It attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of loans, including commercial real estate loans, consumer loans, home equity loans, one- to four-family real estate loans, commercial business loans and construction loans.

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