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Provident Financial Services (PFS) Competitors

$15.11
-0.12 (-0.79%)
(As of 10:14 AM ET)

PFS vs. BRKL, CFFN, NFBK, KRNY, TFSL, CLBK, HTBI, BKU, FMAO, and AX

Should you be buying Provident Financial Services stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Provident Financial Services include Brookline Bancorp (BRKL), Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN), Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY) (NFBK), Kearny Financial (KRNY), TFS Financial (TFSL), Columbia Financial (CLBK), HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI), BankUnited (BKU), Farmers & Merchants Bancorp (FMAO), and Axos Financial (AX). These companies are all part of the "federal savings institutions" industry.

Provident Financial Services vs.

Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking, earnings, valuation, risk and media sentiment.

Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.89%. Brookline Bancorp has a consensus target price of $11.88, indicating a potential upside of 20.93%. Given Provident Financial Services' higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Provident Financial Services is more favorable than Brookline Bancorp.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Provident Financial Services
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Brookline Bancorp
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

Provident Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Brookline Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.5%. Provident Financial Services pays out 56.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Brookline Bancorp pays out 62.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Provident Financial Services is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Provident Financial Services has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Brookline Bancorp has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Provident Financial Services$695.65M1.64$128.40M$1.718.84
Brookline Bancorp$609.22M1.43$75M$0.8611.42

In the previous week, Brookline Bancorp had 1 more articles in the media than Provident Financial Services. MarketBeat recorded 3 mentions for Brookline Bancorp and 2 mentions for Provident Financial Services. Brookline Bancorp's average media sentiment score of 1.07 beat Provident Financial Services' score of 0.92 indicating that Brookline Bancorp is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Provident Financial Services
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Brookline Bancorp
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Provident Financial Services received 66 more outperform votes than Brookline Bancorp when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.25% of users gave Provident Financial Services an outperform vote while only 58.09% of users gave Brookline Bancorp an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Provident Financial ServicesOutperform Votes
285
60.25%
Underperform Votes
188
39.75%
Brookline BancorpOutperform Votes
219
58.09%
Underperform Votes
158
41.91%

Provident Financial Services has a net margin of 18.46% compared to Brookline Bancorp's net margin of 12.31%. Provident Financial Services' return on equity of 7.88% beat Brookline Bancorp's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Provident Financial Services18.46% 7.88% 0.93%
Brookline Bancorp 12.31%7.87%0.81%

72.3% of Provident Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.1% of Brookline Bancorp shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Provident Financial Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of Brookline Bancorp shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Provident Financial Services beats Brookline Bancorp on 14 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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PFS vs. The Competition

MetricProvident Financial ServicesFederal savings institutions IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$1.14B$2.29B$7.90B$17.15B
Dividend Yield6.30%3.69%10.74%3.56%
P/E Ratio8.8411.9655.3521.00
Price / Sales1.642.163,560.277.35
Price / Cash8.6613.2328.9616.83
Price / Book0.680.922.375.74
Net Income$128.40M$398.09M$781.03M$855.91M
7 Day Performance-3.27%-0.98%-0.08%0.79%
1 Month Performance-14.92%-4.74%0.43%2.54%
1 Year Performance-35.32%-12.03%2.72%6.17%

Provident Financial Services Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BRKL
Brookline Bancorp
4.2526 of 5 stars
$9.91
-1.6%
$11.88
+19.8%
-25.1%$880.70M$609.22M11.52813Positive News
CFFN
Capitol Federal Financial
2.4729 of 5 stars
$5.90
+0.2%
$5.00
-15.3%
-30.6%$789.03M$-41,289,000.00-6.28592
NFBK
Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (Staten Island, NY)
4.3064 of 5 stars
$10.51
-1.5%
$12.50
+18.9%
-31.6%$472.53M$220.69M12.22395
KRNY
Kearny Financial
3.2443 of 5 stars
$6.64
-1.6%
$9.00
+35.5%
-34.6%$427.88M$296.48M22.90556
TFSL
TFS Financial
2.2966 of 5 stars
$13.22
-1.2%
N/A-9.9%$3.71B$633.35M50.85995Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
CLBK
Columbia Financial
1.1449 of 5 stars
$17.11
-0.6%
$19.00
+11.0%
-19.9%$1.80B$422.36M48.89748
HTBI
HomeTrust Bancshares
3.1506 of 5 stars
$25.67
-2.1%
$29.00
+13.0%
-8.6%$446.15M$218.18M8.64532
BKU
BankUnited
3.9618 of 5 stars
$27.15
-0.4%
$30.50
+12.3%
-23.0%$2.02B$1.94B11.411,636Dividend Increase
FMAO
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp
2.7614 of 5 stars
$21.73
-2.1%
$23.75
+9.3%
-18.2%$297.05M$155.85M13.01465
AX
Axos Financial
3.2342 of 5 stars
$53.15
-1.6%
$61.25
+15.2%
+9.4%$3.02B$1.28B7.841,455

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This page (NYSE:PFS) was last updated on 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff