Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have given a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,646 ($22.15).
Several brokerages recently issued reports on PFG. Peel Hunt reiterated an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Shore Capital reiterated an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Numis Securities reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($26.92) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Jefferies Group cut their price objective on Provident Financial to GBX 915 ($12.31) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 18th.
Shares of Provident Financial (PFG) traded up GBX 39.50 ($0.53) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 840.50 ($11.31). The company had a trading volume of 1,059,833 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,340,000. Provident Financial has a twelve month low of GBX 426.60 ($5.74) and a twelve month high of GBX 3,284 ($44.20).
Provident Financial 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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