Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have seen a consistent move higher, reaching $27.04 on a recent bid. This move has generated strong interest from both investors and analysts alike.
Recent Performance, Previous Highs/Lows
Let’s look at how the stock has been performing recently. Up to and including the current high, this year, Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS)‘s stock has moved 40.49%. The performance for the past week was 1.98%. This past month, Provident Financial Services, Inc.’s stock is trading 24.94%, 27.72% over the last quarter, 35.90% for the past half-year and 35.58% for the past year.
In comparing current levels to the 50 day averages, Provident Financial Services, Inc.’s stock is -1.49% away from the recent high and 32.01% from the 50-day low.
EPS and Recommendations
Earnings Per Share (EPS), the portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share, is a helpful indicator of a company’s profitability. EPS is usually considered to be the most important variable in determining a share’s price. Provident Financial Services, Inc.’s EPS growth this year is 9.10% and their trailing 12-month EPS is $1.36. Analysts are estimating the firms growth for next year to be 4.12%. Analysts on a consensus basis, on a numerical scale 1-5 scale, have an average recommendation of 2.70.
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