The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 120,927 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 23% from the previous session’s volume of 98,683 shares.The stock last traded at $47.66 and had previously closed at $47.25.

A number of brokerages have commented on PRSC. Barrington Research increased their target price on The Providence Service Corp. from $63.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, March 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Providence Service Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 17th.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $47.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.69. The company has a market cap of $707.63 million and a PE ratio of 11.62.

The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $432.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $435.22 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.77 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that The Providence Service Corp. will post $2.83 earnings per share for the current year.

Other large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Brown Advisory Inc. acquired a new stake in The Providence Service Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $6,731,000. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in The Providence Service Corp. by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 68,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,200,000 after buying an additional 5,400 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in The Providence Service Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 25,376 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,191,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in The Providence Service Corp. by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 352,762 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,551,000 after buying an additional 3,347 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised its stake in The Providence Service Corp. by 129.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 50,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,388,000 after buying an additional 28,400 shares during the last quarter.

The Providence Service Corporation (Providence) provides and manages Government sponsored non-emergency transportation (NET) services, human services, workforce development (WD) services and health assessment (HA) services. Providence operates through four segments: NET Services, Human Services, WD Services and HA Services.

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