Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (PROV) Analysts See $0.20 EPS; Last Week Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) Analysts

January 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) to report $0.20 EPS on January, 26.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 11.11% from last quarter’s $0.18 EPS. PROV’s profit would be $1.52 million giving it 23.50 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.17 EPS previously, Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.’s analysts see 17.65% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $18.8. About 7,524 shares traded. Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) has risen 4.86% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Plug Power had 20 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, March 14. As per Friday, December 18, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital. The stock of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by FBR Capital. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. Craig Hallum initiated Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) rating on Tuesday, July 28. Craig Hallum has “Buy” rating and $3.50 target. The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 7 by FBR Capital. The stock of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) earned “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Wednesday, August 9. The firm has “Sell” rating by Roth Capital given on Wednesday, May 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 16. See Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) latest ratings:

07/12/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $3.5 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $5 Initiates Coverage On
09/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $3.5 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $3.0 Maintain
14/09/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $3.0 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $3.0000 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Buy New Target: $4.0000 Maintain
25/07/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $3.5000
24/07/2017 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $3.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: H.C. Wainwright Rating: Buy New Target: $4.0000 Maintain

The stock decreased 2.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $2.35. About 4.62 million shares traded or 9.05% up from the average. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has risen 11.11% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.59% the S&P500.

Plug Power Inc., an alternative energy technology provider, engages in the design, development, commercialization, and manufacture of hydrogen fuel cell systems primarily for the material handling and stationary power markets in the United States. The company has market cap of $536.90 million. It focuses on proton exchange membrane fuel cell and fuel processing technologies, fuel cell/battery hybrid technologies, and related hydrogen storage and dispensing infrastructure. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers GenDrive, hydrogen fueled PEM fuel cell system that provides power to material handling vehicles; GenFuel, a hydrogen fueling delivery system; GenCare, which is an ongoing maintenance program for GenDrive fuel cells, GenSure products, and GenFuel products; and GenSure, a stationary fuel cell solution that provides scalable modular PEM fuel cell power to support the backup and grid-support power requirements of the telecommunications, transportation, and utility sectors.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $11,662 activity. Air Liquide Investissements d’Avenir et de Demonstration also sold $11,662 worth of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) on Friday, September 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.72 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.90, from 3.62 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 10 investors sold Plug Power Inc. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 54.72 million shares or 48.18% less from 105.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cambridge Investment Advsrs Incorporated holds 0% or 17,236 shares. Allsquare Wealth Mngmt Ltd owns 3,300 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Blackrock owns 0% invested in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) for 14.12 million shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Legal & General Group Inc Public Ltd accumulated 58,639 shares or 0% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems holds 0% or 471,400 shares. Eam Ltd accumulated 0.19% or 543,608 shares. Invesco stated it has 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Amer Group has 149,834 shares. Citigroup invested in 230,954 shares. Rech Management holds 0% or 660 shares. Washington-based Parametric Port Assocs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Northern Tru Corp reported 2.65 million shares. Germany-based Deutsche Financial Bank Ag has invested 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Qcm Cayman stated it has 0.11% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG).

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $172,530 activity. BRUNNER-SALTER LILIAN also sold $172,530 worth of Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) on Monday, October 30.

Among 2 analysts covering Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:PROV), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Provident Financial Holdings had 9 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group given on Tuesday, April 11. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) rating on Thursday, June 29. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $2800 target. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, August 20 to “Sell”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The stock of Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, December 17 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 1 investors sold Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. shares while 16 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 4.04 million shares or 1.42% more from 3.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Com holds 0% or 47,285 shares in its portfolio. New York-based Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV). California Public Employees Retirement Systems reported 0% stake. Meeder Asset Mngmt invested in 0% or 1,802 shares. Legal General Public Ltd accumulated 1,057 shares or 0% of the stock. Bridgeway Cap Management reported 151,041 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Invesco Limited stated it has 12,511 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Northern Tru Corp holds 0% or 73,214 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 85,161 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp reported 659,177 shares. Sei, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 9,976 shares. 9,873 were accumulated by Macquarie Gru Limited. Nationwide Fund owns 13,254 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Parametric Port Associate Ltd Liability holds 13,392 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans stated it has 0% in Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PROV).

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. that provides community and mortgage banking services to clients and small to mid-sized businesses in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. The company has market cap of $143.06 million. It operates through two divisions: Provident Bank and Provident Bank Mortgage. It has a 45.19 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s deposit products include non-interest-bearing and interest-bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time deposits; and loan portfolio comprises single-family, multi-family, commercial real estate, construction, commercial business, consumer, and other mortgage loans.

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