Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) Stock Price

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News stories about Malvern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MLVF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Malvern Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 44.1311226041984 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of MLVF traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $24.55. The company had a trading volume of 2,660 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,497. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37. The company has a market cap of $161.75 million, a P/E ratio of 20.16 and a beta of -0.14. Malvern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $21.00 and a 1-year high of $28.20.

Malvern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MLVF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $7.69 million for the quarter. Malvern Bancorp had a net margin of 15.63% and a return on equity of 7.56%.

Separately, Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of Malvern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, June 25th.

About Malvern Bancorp

Malvern Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Malvern Federal Savings Bank, which engages in business of attracting deposits from the general public and originating residential and commercial mortgage loans, consumer loans and other loans. Its principal sources of funds are deposits, repayments of loans and investment securities, maturities of investments and interest bearing deposits.

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