Positive Ranking Changes for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) Overall

Boston, MA, 03/14/2014 – Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL), the prominent savings and loan company, which operates more than five dozen full service banking offices in the USA, has undergone yet another industry ranking change by analysts.

Analyst Rankings for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL)

The analysts at Compass Point have recently set a target price of $15.00 for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL). As per the research report released on Thursday for investors and clients, Compass Point has given a ranking of ‘Buy’ for this stock. The target set by Compass Point indicates a potential upside of almost 10% for this stock. The stock had closed almost flat at $13.64 at the end of the market on March 13.

Few other firms and analysts have taken an interest in Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL). The analysts in Zacks had earlier, downgraded the stock from the ‘Outperform’ to ‘Neutral’. Zacks has given the target price for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) as $13.40. The analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods had given a ranking of ‘Market Perform’ for this stock earlier. Five research analysts had given their ranking for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) as ‘Hold’, while three other research analysts have given a ‘Buy’ rating. The overall rating for the stock is currently on the rank of ‘Hold’ with an average price of $11.65.Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) is ranked at 55 out of more than 250 industries by Zacks.

Sterne Agee gives Buy Ranking for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL)

The latest report from the analysts at Sterne Agee gives a thumps up for this $5 billion worth, 160 years old Philadelphia bank.  The rating by Sterne Agee on the stock is a firm ‘Buy’ with a price target of $15.00. This is based on their five point approach of stock analysis, which includes Franchise footprint, Current pricing relative to peers, Credit, and Management expertise.

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