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Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) was upgraded by Zacks from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a $14.20 price objective on the stock. Zacks‘s target price indicates a potential upside of 7.49% from the company’s current price.

Shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) traded up 1.15% on Friday, hitting $13.21. The stock had a trading volume of 84,800 shares. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp has a 1-year low of $8.59 and a 1-year high of $14.35. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $13.39 and a 200-day moving average of $12.83. The company has a market cap of $980.7 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 83.18.

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.02. Analysts expect that Beneficial Mutual Bancorp will post $0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on BNCL. Analysts at Boenning Scattergood upgraded shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research note on Monday, April 28th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.24.

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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