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How to buy Prudential Bancorp stock

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Prudential Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Prudential Bancorp shares (PBIP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Prudential Bancorp employs 91 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$27.1 million.

How to buy shares in Prudential Bancorp

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Prudential Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PBIP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Prudential Bancorp reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Prudential Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Prudential Bancorp. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Prudential Bancorp share price

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Prudential Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$9.4811 - USD$17.5194
50-day moving average USD$12.5697
200-day moving average USD$12.0133
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.5
PE ratio 13.1332
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (2.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.066

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Is it a good time to buy Prudential Bancorp stock?

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Is Prudential Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Prudential Bancorp's P/E ratio

Prudential Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Prudential Bancorp shares trade at around 13x 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.

Prudential Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$27.1 million
Operating margin TTM 41.11%
Gross profit TTM USD$27.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.72%
Return on equity TTM 6.53%
Profit margin 33.01%
Book value $16.412
Market capitalisation USD$112.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Prudential Bancorp shares

There are currently 68,988 Prudential Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Prudential Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 67,768 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Prudential Bancorp shares can be evaluated.

Prudential Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Prudential Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prudential Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prudential Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 18299.204244032). Prudential Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 3.77. In other words for every 100,000 Prudential Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3770 shares are currently held short.

However Prudential Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prudential Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prudential Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prudential Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prudential Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0101% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prudential Bancorp shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Prudential Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Prudential Bancorp stock.

Prudential Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.17% of net profits

Recently Prudential Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 29.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prudential Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 2.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prudential Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

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

Prudential Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 22 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Prudential Bancorp's shares ever split?

Prudential Bancorp's shares were split on a 944:1000 basis on 10 October 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 944 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Prudential Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.9% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Prudential Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Prudential Bancorp's share price.

Prudential Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Prudential Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.4811 up to $17.5194. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Prudential Bancorp's is 0.0416. This would suggest that Prudential Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Prudential Bancorp overview

Prudential Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Prudential Bank that provides various banking products or services. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking, money market, savings, and certificates of deposit accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises single-family residential mortgage loans, construction and land development loans, non-residential or commercial real estate mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and commercial business loans, as well as consumer loans, such as loans secured by deposit accounts and unsecured personal loans. The company also manages a portfolio of investment and mortgage-backed securities; and provides ATM, and online and mobile banking services. It operates a main office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as nine additional full-service branch offices, including seven in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County; one in Drexel Hill, Delaware County; and one in Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Prudential Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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