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Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings News reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $505.53.

PROV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Sterne Agee upgraded shares of Provident Financial Holdings to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. Separately, analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Provident Financial Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. Finally, analysts at Raymond James downgraded shares of Provident Financial Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 8th.

Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV) opened at 14.285 on Wednesday. Provident Financial Holdings has a 52 week low of $13.75 and a 52 week high of $18.62. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.36 and its 200-day moving average is $14.71. The company has a market cap of $138.1 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.05.

Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.06. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Provident Financial Holdings will post $0.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3rd. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 8th. This is an increase from Provident Financial Holdings’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10.

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:PROV) is a holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.

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