Pulaski Financial: Growth at a Reasonable Price

| About: Pulaski Financial (PULB)

Although I just recently put my eye on Pulaski Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:PULB), I like what I see. One very positive signal to start with is that insider buying is greater than selling with 17 transactions of insiders buying to one selling according to Yahoo Finance (at PULB Insider Transactions), and number of shares is nearly 5 buying to one selling. PULB's forensic accounting scores are acceptable with a near "conservative" rating. They did have one issue with a late filing in May 2010, but since that time no major issues have arisen. Sabrient Systems has this to say on the SmartStock Reports:

Sabrient Analysis
PULB is rated a Strong Buy for its outstanding profile as a value stock, combined
with strong growth attributes.
• Value: A Sabrient Value Score of 89.4 indicates that PULB's stock price does not
fully reflect recent and projected earnings results. This implies that the stock holds considerable potential for price gain together with reduced downside risk.
• Growth: A Sabrient Growth Score of 77.8 suggests the stock has good potential as
a growth stock.

It's also another fine GARP (Growth At a Reasonable Price) stock that should be well suited for long-term value investors. In addition to our all important value score and good growth potentials, PULB also shows an outstanding Balance Sheet Score (measure of company's liquidity and debt issues) of 92.6 and a Fundamental Score (broad measure of a company's financial health) of 90.5 (all scores out of 100).

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in PULB over the next 72 hours.

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