Ken Mullen Purchases 5 Shares of Provident Financial plc (PFG) Stock
Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Ken Mullen acquired 5 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 3,029 ($36.92) per share, with a total value of £151.45 ($184.58).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 3018.00 on Wednesday. Provident Financial plc has a 12-month low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 3,654.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is GBX 3,031.62 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 2,843.07. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.36 billion.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 3,200 ($39.00) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Canaccord Genuity cut their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,325 ($40.52) to GBX 3,170 ($38.63) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Panmure Gordon cut their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,500 ($30.47) to GBX 2,400 ($29.25) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,325 ($40.52) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 3,066 ($37.37).
About Provident Financial plc
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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