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How to buy Provident Financial Services stock

Learn how to easily invest in Provident Financial Services stock.

Provident Financial Services Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Provident Financial Services shares (PFS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Provident Financial Services employs 1,119 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $462.9 million.

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Provident Financial Services stock price (NYSE: PFS)

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Provident Financial Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$23.29
52-week range$20.83 - $25.61
50-day moving average $23.66
200-day moving average $23.38
Wall St. target price$26.80
PE ratio 11.2548
Dividend yield $0.95 (4.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.08

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Provident Financial Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.29 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-16) -0.51%
1 month (2022-08-25) -4.20%
3 months (2022-06-24) 4.86%
6 months (2022-03-25) -1.40%
1 year (2021-09-24) 1.88%
2 years (2020-09-25) 93.92%
3 years (2019-09-25) 25.22
5 years (2017-09-25) 25.91

Is Provident Financial Services stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Provident Financial Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Provident Financial Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Provident Financial Services's P/E ratio

Provident Financial Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Provident Financial Services shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Provident Financial Services's PEG ratio

Provident Financial Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.84. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Provident Financial Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Provident Financial Services financials

Revenue TTM $462.9 million
Operating margin TTM 47.66%
Gross profit TTM $473.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.17%
Return on equity TTM 9.67%
Profit margin 34.09%
Book value $21.35
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Provident Financial Services share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.93% of net profits

Recently Provident Financial Services has paid out, on average, around 45.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Provident Financial Services shareholders could enjoy a 4.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Provident Financial Services's case, that would currently equate to about $0.95 per share.

While Provident Financial Services's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Provident Financial Services may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Provident Financial Services's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Provident Financial Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Provident Financial Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.8309 up to $25.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFS.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Provident Financial Services's is 0.8738. This would suggest that Provident Financial Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Provident Financial Services overview

Provident Financial Services, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Provident Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company's deposit products include savings, checking, interest-bearing checking, money market deposit, and certificate of deposit accounts, as well as IRA products. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans that are secured by properties, such as multi-family apartment buildings, office buildings, and retail and industrial properties; commercial business loans; fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgage loans collateralized by one- to four-family residential real estate properties; commercial construction loans; and consumer loans consisting of home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, marine loans, personal loans and unsecured lines of credit, and auto and recreational vehicle loans. The company also offers cash management, remote deposit capture, payroll origination, escrow account management, and online and mobile banking services; and business credit cards. In addition, it provides wealth management services comprising investment management, trust and estate administration, financial planning, tax compliance and planning, and private banking. Further, the company sells insurance and investment products, including annuities; operates as a real estate investment trust for acquiring mortgage loans and other real estate related assets; and manages and sells real estate properties acquired through foreclosure.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Provident Financial Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.314% of Provident Financial Services shares are held by insiders and 67.65% by institutions.
How many people work for Provident Financial Services?
Latest data suggests 1,119 work at Provident Financial Services.
When does the fiscal year end for Provident Financial Services?
Provident Financial Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Provident Financial Services based?
Provident Financial Services's address is: 239 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ, United States, 07302
What is Provident Financial Services's ISIN number?
Provident Financial Services's international securities identification number is: US74386T1051
What is Provident Financial Services's CUSIP number?
Provident Financial Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74386T105

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