A number of other research firms have also weighed in on PFG. J P Morgan Chase & Co dropped their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,650 ($47.14) to GBX 3,200 ($41.33) and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Peel Hunt reiterated an under review rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($40.55) to GBX 2,660 ($34.35) and set a neutral rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, July 14th. They issued a hold rating and a GBX 2,310 ($29.83) price objective for the company. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd lowered shares of Provident Financial plc to a reduce rating and set a GBX 2,335 ($30.16) price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 2,283.42 ($29.49).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded up 1.68% on Monday, reaching GBX 846.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 799,321 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,465.45 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,523.37. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 426.60 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.23 billion.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be given a GBX 43.20 ($0.56) dividend. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th.
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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