Malvern Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF) has earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Zacks has also assigned Malvern Bancorp an industry rank of 165 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

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

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MLVF. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Malvern Bancorp by 23.8% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 57,293 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,490,000 after purchasing an additional 11,014 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Malvern Bancorp by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 291,518 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $7,098,000 after purchasing an additional 10,266 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Malvern Bancorp by 18.1% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 34,352 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $836,000 after purchasing an additional 5,277 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.38% of the company’s stock.

Malvern Bancorp stock remained flat at $$24.70 during mid-day trading on Thursday. 485 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 7,681. The firm has a market cap of $161.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.12 and a beta of -0.14. Malvern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $21.00 and a 12 month high of $28.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.37, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20.

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

Malvern Bancorp Company Profile

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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