Beneficial Mutual Bancorp’s Market Perform Rating Reaffirmed at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (BNCL)
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a research note issued to investors on Monday, American Banking News.com reports. They currently have a $11.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $9.00. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target points to a potential downside of 4.35% from the stock’s previous close.
Separately, analysts at Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.38.
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) traded down 3.20% on Monday, hitting $11.50. 128,934 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp has a 52-week low of $8.36 and a 52-week high of $12.11. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.08 and a 200-day moving average of $10.00. The company has a market cap of $863.2 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.57.
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 30th. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.01. On average, analysts predict that Beneficial Mutual Bancorp will post $0.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s business activities are the ownership of Beneficial Bank (NASDAQ:BNCL).
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