News articles about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.2040473591621 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $17.93. 8,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 16,276. Prudential Bancorp has a 1 year low of $15.81 and a 1 year high of $18.96. The company has a market cap of $161.03, a P/E ratio of 81.50 and a beta of -0.09.

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) last announced its quarterly 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 during the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 6th. Prudential Bancorp’s payout ratio is 90.91%.

In related news, insider Dennis Pollack acquired 2,663 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $17.41 per share, for a total transaction of $46,362.83. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last 90 days, 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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