Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Analysts See $0.38 EPS; Altra Industrial Motion (AIMC) Has 1.3 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) to report $0.38 EPS on January, 26.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 8.57% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. PFS’s profit would be $24.52M giving it 18.44 P/E if the $0.38 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Provident Financial Services, Inc.’s analysts see -7.32% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $28.03. About 131,505 shares traded. Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) has risen 21.62% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.92% the S&P500.

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. designs, produces, and markets mechanical power transmission components worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.51 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Couplings, Clutches and Brakes; Electromagnetic Clutches and Brakes; and Gearing. It has a 36 P/E ratio. It offers coupling products under the Ameridrives, Bibby, Lamiflex, TB Wood's, Huco Dynatork, Guardian, and Stromag brands for food processing, gas and oil, power generation, material handling, medical, metals, mining, and mobile off-highway markets; and heavy duty clutches and brakes under the Wichita Clutch, Twiflex, Industrial Clutch, Svendborg Brakes, and Stromag brands for use in metal forming, gas and oil drilling platforms, mining, material handling, marine, and wind turbine applications.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Provident Bank that provides various banking services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.81 billion. The Company’s deposit products include savings, checking, interest-bearing checking, money market deposit, and certificate of deposit accounts, as well as IRA and KEOGH accounts. It has a 18.56 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans that are secured by properties, such as multi-family apartment buildings, office buildings, and retail and industrial properties; commercial business loans; fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgage loans collateralized by one- to four-family residential real estate properties; commercial construction loans; and consumer loans consisting of home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and marine loans.

Among 8 analysts covering Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Provident Financial Services had 20 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The company was reinitiated on Friday, July 31 by Boenning & Scattergood. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 13. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 3 by Drexel Hamilton. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 30 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, April 11 by Wood. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) on Wednesday, August 16 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 10 investors sold Provident Financial Services, Inc. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 39.64 million shares or 0.55% more from 39.42 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 126,068 are owned by Legal And General Grp Public Lc. Jefferies Lc owns 8,805 shares. Ubs Asset Americas Inc has 0% invested in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) for 36,592 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 113,051 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt owns 342,105 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Communication Of Vermont holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) for 34,836 shares. Victory invested in 0% or 10,609 shares. Mason Street Advisors Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS). 170,500 were accumulated by Hennessy Advsrs Inc. Wells Fargo Mn reported 128,330 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada has 62,897 shares. Parkside Bank And Trust accumulated 0% or 49 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can invested in 0.01% or 80,877 shares. Ameriprise Fincl reported 470,969 shares. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS).

Spitfire Capital Llc holds 4.31% of its portfolio in Altra Industrial Motion Corp. for 214,587 shares. Rk Capital Management Llc owns 224,545 shares or 2.52% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alphaone Investment Services Llc has 1.24% invested in the company for 96,918 shares. The Massachusetts-based Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc has invested 1.04% in the stock. Aristotle Capital Boston Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 219,138 shares.

The stock increased 0.68% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $51.55. About 77,679 shares traded. Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (AIMC) has risen 63.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.38% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $3.76 million activity.

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