Media stories about Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.8737405741108 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, TheStreet upgraded Prudential Bancorp from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th.

Prudential Bancorp (NASDAQ PBIP) traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.52. The stock had a trading volume of 10,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,050. The stock has a market cap of $166.83, a PE ratio of 26.46 and a beta of -0.01. Prudential Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $15.54 and a fifty-two week high of $18.96.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This is a positive change from Prudential Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. Prudential Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 38.71%.

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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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