UPDATE: Piper Sandler Assumes Provident Financial Holdings (PROV) at Neutral

February 11, 2020 4:30 AM EST
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Price: $17.31 +2.00%

Rating Summary:
    0 Buy, 6 Hold, 0 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 18 | Down: 12 | New: 23
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(Updated - February 11, 2020 6:54 AM EST)

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Piper Sandler analyst Matthew Clark assumes coverage on Provident Financial Holdings (NASDAQ: PROV) with a Neutral rating and a price target of $23.00.

The analyst comments "We are assuming coverage of PROV with a Neutral rating partly on valuation as the market pays up for its earnings potential after the recent divestiture of its more volatile For Sale SFR business that was a drag on profitability. We establish 2020 / 2021 EPS estimates of $1.34 / $1.48 that are in-line with, to slightly below, the Street based on our more conservative NIM forecast. The earnings growth outlook still compares favorably to the industry with efficiency gains expected from MSD-to-HSD loan growth prospects and flattish expenses. Our $23 PT is based on 1.35x forward TBV, consistent with peers (1.36x) that have a similar thrift-like balance sheet profile."

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Shares of Provident Financial Holdings closed at $22.30 yesterday.

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