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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway
S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Chicago 'mansion' tax to fund homeless services stuck in legal limbo while on the ballot
Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
This is the #1 Stock to Buy for the AI Tidal Wave (Ad)
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is granted bail in a Bangladesh graft case
South Korean doctors hold massive anti-government rally over medical school recruitment plan
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record (Ad)
Former Bank of Beijing chairman under investigation, part of China's crackdown on corruption
What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

Provident Bancorp (PVBC) Competitors

$9.92
-0.04 (-0.40%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

PVBC vs. ESSA, FNWB, TSBK, NECB, BLFY, ECBK, WMPN, AFBI, BSBK, and TCBX

Should you be buying Provident Bancorp stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Provident Bancorp include ESSA Bancorp (ESSA), First Northwest Bancorp (FNWB), Timberland Bancorp (TSBK), Northeast Community Bancorp (NECB), Blue Foundry Bancorp (BLFY), ECB Bancorp (ECBK), William Penn Bancorporation (WMPN), Affinity Bancshares (AFBI), Bogota Financial (BSBK), and Third Coast Bancshares (TCBX). These companies are all part of the "savings institutions, except federal" industry.

Provident Bancorp vs.

Provident Bancorp (NASDAQ:PVBC) and ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, community ranking, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and media sentiment.

ESSA Bancorp has a net margin of 17.88% compared to Provident Bancorp's net margin of 11.25%. ESSA Bancorp's return on equity of 8.22% beat Provident Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Provident Bancorp11.25% 5.10% 0.62%
ESSA Bancorp 17.88%8.22%0.83%

In the previous week, ESSA Bancorp had 12 more articles in the media than Provident Bancorp. MarketBeat recorded 13 mentions for ESSA Bancorp and 1 mentions for Provident Bancorp. Provident Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 1.87 beat ESSA Bancorp's score of -0.33 indicating that Provident Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Provident Bancorp Very Positive
ESSA Bancorp Neutral

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Provident Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A
ESSA Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
N/A

ESSA Bancorp received 47 more outperform votes than Provident Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 58.57% of users gave ESSA Bancorp an outperform vote while only 58.14% of users gave Provident Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Provident BancorpOutperform Votes
100
58.14%
Underperform Votes
72
41.86%
ESSA BancorpOutperform Votes
147
58.57%
Underperform Votes
104
41.43%

ESSA Bancorp has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Provident Bancorp. ESSA Bancorp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Provident Bancorp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Provident Bancorp$97.36M1.80$10.95M$0.6714.81
ESSA Bancorp$93.40M1.87$18.58M$1.859.34

58.6% of Provident Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.2% of ESSA Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Provident Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.5% of ESSA Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Provident Bancorp has a beta of 0.52, suggesting that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ESSA Bancorp has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ESSA Bancorp beats Provident Bancorp on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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PVBC vs. The Competition

MetricProvident BancorpSavings institutions, except federal IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$175.45M$308.34M$8.67B$7.64B
Dividend YieldN/A2.61%10.15%3.87%
P/E Ratio14.8119.3754.9715.69
Price / Sales1.802.3565.2677.06
Price / CashN/A16.4617.4455.48
Price / Book0.840.872.484.53
Net Income$10.95M$99.22M$804.45M$211.55M
7 Day Performance-1.10%-2.16%0.29%3.36%
1 Month Performance-3.69%-4.30%0.84%6.70%
1 Year Performance10.10%-12.08%10.44%7.44%

Provident Bancorp Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ESSA
ESSA Bancorp
4.05 of 5 stars
$17.26
-2.8%
N/A-11.2%$174.84M$93.40M9.33232Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
FNWB
First Northwest Bancorp
2.0994 of 5 stars
$15.63
+1.6%
$13.00
-16.8%
+11.0%$150.36M$104.92M62.52285Analyst Upgrade
Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
TSBK
Timberland Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$26.75
+0.7%
N/A-23.1%$217.21M$91.09M8.49285Positive News
NECB
Northeast Community Bancorp
1.7958 of 5 stars
$15.58
-0.1%
$15.00
-3.7%
-1.0%$221.24M$136.23M4.96134
BLFY
Blue Foundry Bancorp
1.0258 of 5 stars
$9.01
-1.4%
$10.50
+16.5%
-25.0%$224.53M$80.91M-28.16198Short Interest ↑
ECBK
ECB Bancorp
0 of 5 stars
$12.80
flat
N/A-17.9%$120.19M$30.55M22.8666Short Interest ↑
WMPN
William Penn Bancorporation
1.7716 of 5 stars
$12.01
-1.5%
$14.00
+16.6%
+1.3%$114.70M$32.34M150.1493News Coverage
AFBI
Affinity Bancshares
0 of 5 stars
$16.50
-2.1%
N/A+4.3%$105.44M$45.17M16.8489Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Gap Down
BSBK
Bogota Financial
1.0415 of 5 stars
$7.78
-1.1%
N/A-33.6%$103.71M$38.42M129.6961Short Interest ↑
TCBX
Third Coast Bancshares
2.7346 of 5 stars
$18.85
-0.4%
$22.67
+20.2%
+5.6%$256.36M$274.75M9.57371Positive News

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This page (NASDAQ:PVBC) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff