Shares of The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 79,326 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 15% from the previous session’s volume of 69,183 shares.The stock last traded at $43.91 and had previously closed at $43.38.

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

The company’s 50 day moving average is $46.58 and its 200 day moving average is $47.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $636.22 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.67.

The Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.05. The company earned $450.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $433.38 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that The Providence Service Corp. will post $2.67 earnings per share for the current 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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