$0.20 dividends will be a reality for Provident Financial Services, Inc (NYSE:PFS)’s shareholders on Nov 30, 2017.

November 13, 2017 - By Clifton Ray


Investors sentiment is 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is without change, as 12 investors sold Provident Financial Services, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. only 18 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 39.42 million shares or 1.95% less from 40.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Peapack Gladstone Fin stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS). Brown Brothers Harriman And Commerce owns 0% invested in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) for 5,000 shares. Prudential Fincl holds 0.02% in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) or 436,745 shares. 18,725 are owned by Highlander Management Limited Com. Alliancebernstein Lp, New York-based fund reported 84,531 shares. Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS). Gsa Prtnrs Llp holds 0.05% or 27,176 shares. Citigroup accumulated 0% or 60,531 shares. Profund Advsrs Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS). Condor Mngmt stated it has 15,360 shares. Ls Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Company holds 2,270 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 170,467 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 50,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Capstone Invest Advsr Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 9,928 shares.

Provident Financial Services, Inc (NYSE:PFS) is expected to pay $0.20 on Nov 30, 2017. The indicated annual dividend is $0.80. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 14, 2017 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Provident Financial Services, Inc’s current price of $25.82, the dividend is 0.77 %. This dividend’s record date is Nov 15, 2017 and the announcement date is Oct 26, 2017. About 12,662 shares traded. Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) has risen 21.62% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.92% the S&P500.

Provident Financial Services Inc. is a holding firm for The Provident Bank . The company has market cap of $1.72 billion. The Bank is a New Jersey-chartered capital stock savings bank. It has a 17.15 P/E ratio. As a community and customer-oriented institution, the Bank provides personal service and customer convenience in serving the financial needs of the individuals, families and businesses residing in its primary markets areas.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Provident Financial Services had 18 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26 target in Tuesday, April 11 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of PFS in report on Friday, August 14 to “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $27.0 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. The stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 3. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) on Thursday, June 29 to “Buy” rating. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was reinitiated by Boenning & Scattergood with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 27. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 10 by Piper Jaffray. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 13 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets.

More recent Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Provident Financial Services’ (PFS) CEO Christopher Martin on Q2 2017 Results …” on July 28, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Provident Financial Services, Inc (PFS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” on November 13, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Provident Financial Services’ (PFS) CEO Chris Martin on Q3 2017 Results …” with publication date: October 28, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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