Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $14.84 and last traded at $14.76, with a volume of 387,524 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.63.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $13.90 and its 200-day moving average is $13.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.05 billion and a PE ratio of 64.091.

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.09 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. will post $0.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 1st were given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 28th.

In other news, CEO Gerard P. Cuddy sold 30,000 shares of Beneficial Mutual Bancorp stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.39, for a total value of $431,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 38,581 shares in the company, valued at $555,180.59. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

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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