Shares of The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 149,053 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 137% from the previous session’s volume of 62,822 shares.The stock last traded at $44.10 and had previously closed at $43.70.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The Providence Service Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $47.03 and a 200-day moving average of $47.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $640.42 million and a P/E ratio of 10.74.

The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $450.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $433.38 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.67 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that The Providence Service Corp. will post $2.67 EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in The Providence Service Corp. stock. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,376 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.17% of The Providence Service Corp. worth $1,191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

The Providence Service Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides critical healthcare and workforce development services. It operates in over two industry sectors, including the United States healthcare and global workforce development, through its three operating segments: Non-Emergency Transportation Services (NET Services), Workforce Development Services (WD Services) and Health Assessment Services (HA Services).

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