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Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) shares traded up 2.9% during mid-day trading on Friday after Compass Point raised their price target on the stock from $15.00 to $17.00, Stock Ratings News reports. Compass Point currently has a buy rating on the stock. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp traded as high as $14.08 and last traded at $13.76, with a volume of 473,598 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.37.

Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $14.20 price target on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Beneficial Mutual Bancorp presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.64.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $13.31 and a 200-day moving average of $13.03. The company has a market cap of $1.019 billion and a P/E ratio of 74.28.

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last posted its quarterly earnings results 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. On average, analysts predict that Beneficial Mutual Bancorp will post $0.20 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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