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PFS Stock Forecast: All the More Reason to Consider Provident Financial Services Inc (PFS) Now

Provident Financial Services Inc (NYSE: PFS) is -12.20% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $13.21 and a high of $19.62 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The PFS stock was last observed hovering at around $15.86 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.03%.

Currently trading at $15.83, the stock is 5.53% and 7.14% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.28 million and changing -0.19% at the moment leaves the stock -0.11% off its SMA200. PFS registered 5.74% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of 10.16%.

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The stock witnessed a 12.59% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -0.69%, and is 1.87% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.59% over the week and 3.01% over the month.

Provident Financial Services Inc (PFS) has around 1142 employees, a market worth around $1.20B and $714.43M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 9.90 and Fwd P/E is 7.22. Profit margin for the company is 16.79%. Distance from 52-week low is 19.83% and -19.32% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (5.08%).

with sales reaching $118.54M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 8.07% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 37.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 19.60% in year-over-year returns.

Provident Financial Services Inc (PFS) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 75.54M, and float is at 69.17M with Short Float at 6.83%.

Provident Financial Services Inc (PFS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by LISTA GEORGE,the company’sPres/CEO Prov Protection Plus. SEC filings show that LISTA GEORGE bought 1,094 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 05 ’24 at a price of $15.85 per share for a total of $17335.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 7835.0 shares.

Provident Financial Services Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jan 30 ’24 that McNerney Robert (Director) sold a total of 5,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jan 30 ’24 and was made at $17.86 per share for $89312.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 9475.0 shares of the PFS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Nov 10 ’23, Dunigan James P (Director) acquired 200 shares at an average price of $14.25 for $2850.0. The insider now directly holds 37,335 shares of Provident Financial Services Inc (PFS).

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