Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,458.78 ($31.80).
PFG has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday. Peel Hunt reaffirmed an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday. Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,200 ($28.45) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,595 ($33.56) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Thursday, May 4th.
Provident Financial plc (PFG) traded down 1.60% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 892.00. 1,321,247 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 426.60 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,402.27. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 1,974.51 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 2,702.40. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 1.29 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors 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 of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.
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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