Shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 368,756 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 22% from the previous session’s volume of 474,101 shares.The stock last traded at $12.45 and had previously closed at $12.47.

Separately, Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 25th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $980.97 million and a P/E ratio of 44.41. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $13.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.24.

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 22nd. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.07 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. will post $0.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BNCL. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp by 16.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,671,771 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,588,000 after buying an additional 386,645 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp by 48.0% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 166,457 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,232,000 after buying an additional 53,983 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp by 37.9% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 148,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,981,000 after buying an additional 40,900 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 112,031 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,492,000 after buying an additional 4,640 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp by 93.8% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 100,585 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,340,000 after buying an additional 48,680 shares during the last quarter.

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Inc is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s business activities are the ownership of Beneficial Bank (the Bank). The Bank has also operated under the name Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank. The Bank is a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank. It attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate a variety of loans, including commercial real estate loans, consumer loans, home equity loans, one- to four-family real estate loans, commercial business loans and construction loans.

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