Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,176.78 ($29.27).

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on PFG. J P Morgan Chase & Co reduced their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,650 ($49.09) to GBX 3,200 ($43.03) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reduced their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($42.23) to GBX 2,660 ($35.77) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 2,770 ($37.25) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd lowered shares of Provident Financial plc to a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 2,335 ($31.40) target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st.

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 dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.58) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a yield of 2%.

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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.

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

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