Shares of Provident Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as $19.36 and last traded at $19.24, with a volume of 38,249 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $19.02.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on PROV shares. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Provident Financial Holdings in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Holdings in a research note on Monday, May 9th. Shore Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Holdings in a research note on Saturday, June 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Provident Financial Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.50.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $18.30 and a 200 day moving average price of $17.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $157.29 million and a P/E ratio of 22.56.

Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.01. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.29 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Provident Financial Holdings Inc. will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, SVP Richard L. Gale sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total transaction of $90,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 78,838 shares in the company, valued at $1,419,084. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Provident Financial Holdings stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Provident Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) by 0.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 607,624 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,357 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 7.28% of Provident Financial Holdings worth $11,478,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc is a holding company of Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. (the Bank). The Company operates through two segments: Provident Bank and Provident Bank Mortgage. The Company’s Provident Bank offers community banking activities. Provident Bank Mortgage offers mortgage banking activities.

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