Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $13.72, but opened at $13.76. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp shares last traded at $13.97, with a volume of 130,274 shares.

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

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $13.16 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $993.20 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.39.

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 22nd. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.04. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. will post $0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 11th. Investors of record on Monday, August 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 28th.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Russell Frank Co raised 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. First Trust Advisors LP raised 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. Rhumbline Advisers raised 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, California Public Employees Retirement System raised 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.

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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