Chicago Equity Partners LLC lessened its holdings in shares of The Providence Service Co. (NASDAQ:PRSC) by 3.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 42,130 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,610 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned approximately 0.33% of The Providence Service worth $2,529,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in The Providence Service by 24.7% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,643 shares of the company’s stock worth $98,000 after purchasing an additional 325 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in The Providence Service by 4.7% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 17,649 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,187,000 after purchasing an additional 786 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP lifted its stake in The Providence Service by 4.5% during the third quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 19,720 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,327,000 after purchasing an additional 850 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System lifted its stake in The Providence Service by 6.2% during the fourth quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 16,967 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,018,000 after purchasing an additional 995 shares during the last quarter. Finally, United Services Automobile Association lifted its stake in The Providence Service by 35.2% during the second quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 4,476 shares of the company’s stock worth $352,000 after purchasing an additional 1,166 shares during the last quarter. 98.37% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on PRSC shares. ValuEngine cut The Providence Service from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded The Providence Service from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 7th.

Shares of PRSC opened at $70.02 on Thursday. The Providence Service Co. has a 52 week low of $54.02 and a 52 week high of $83.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $844.90 million, a PE ratio of 32.18 and a beta of 0.89.

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The Providence Service Profile

The Providence Service Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides healthcare and workforce development services in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services) and Workforce Development Services (WD Services). The NET Services segment offers non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid or Medicare eligible members, whose limited mobility or financial resources hinder their ability to access necessary healthcare and social services.

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