Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,731.42 ($36.03).

Several equities analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co dropped their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,650 ($48.15) to GBX 3,200 ($42.21) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) dropped their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($41.42) to GBX 2,660 ($35.09) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Berenberg Bank started coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, July 14th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,310 ($30.47) target price for the company. Peel Hunt cut shares of Provident Financial plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,365 ($44.39) target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Finally, Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday, April 10th.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded up 0.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 2100.00. 293,565 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 2,398.78 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 2,829.63. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,068.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm’s market cap is GBX 3.04 billion.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a GBX 43.20 ($0.57) dividend. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.

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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.

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

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