Shares of The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) were up 8.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $48.66 and last traded at $47.60, with a volume of 307,245 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.88.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of The Providence Service Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 13th.

The firm has a market cap of $695.37 million and a PE ratio of 11.66. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $46.60 and its 200 day moving average is $48.00.

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

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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