Liberum Capital reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a research note released on Thursday. They currently have a GBX 2,256 ($29.45) price target on the stock.

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,800 ($36.55) to GBX 2,900 ($37.85) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and set a GBX 3,170 ($41.38) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 2,172 ($28.35) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Panmure Gordon dropped their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,500 ($32.63) to GBX 2,400 ($31.33) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial plc presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 2,943.64 ($38.42).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2986.1880 on Thursday. Provident Financial plc has a 12 month low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 3,654.00. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2,905.30 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,835.27. The company’s market cap is GBX 4.32 billion.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be issued a GBX 43.20 ($0.56) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th. This represents a yield of 1.57%.

In other news, insider Crook,Peter acquired 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,280 ($29.76) per share, for a total transaction of £570,000 ($744,028.19).

Provident Financial plc Company Profile

Provident Financial plc is a United Kingdom-based non-standard lender. The Company’s divisions include Vanquis Bank Limited (Vanquis Bank), Consumer Credit Division (CCD) and Moneybarn. Its segments include Vanquis Bank, CCD, Moneybarn and Central. The Company serves non-standard credit customers with a range of products from credit cards and car finance, to home credit and online unsecured, and guarantor loans.

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