Provident Financial plc (PFG) Receives “Hold” Rating from Liberum Capital
Liberum Capital restated their hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a research report report published on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a GBX 2,256 ($29.45) price objective on the stock.
A number of other analysts have also commented on PFG. Barclays PLC reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, May 20th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 3,210 ($41.90) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 15th. Shore Capital reiterated a hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a hold rating and issued a GBX 2,172 ($28.35) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,500 ($45.69) to GBX 3,200 ($41.77) and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 2,943.64 ($38.42).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2986.1880 on Thursday. The company’s market cap is GBX 4.32 billion. 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’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,905.30 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,835.27.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be given a GBX 43.20 ($0.56) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th.
In other Provident Financial plc news, insider Crook,Peter purchased 25,000 shares of Provident Financial plc stock in a transaction that occurred 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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