Numis Securities Ltd reiterated their buy rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a research report released on Wednesday, August 30th. They currently have a GBX 1,091 ($14.09) price objective on the stock.
A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on PFG. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a sell rating and set a GBX 2,770 ($35.77) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Canaccord Genuity reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 3,430 ($44.30) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Citigroup Inc. lowered Provident Financial plc to a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) decreased their price objective on 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. Finally, Barclays PLC decreased their price objective on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,600 ($46.49) to GBX 3,150 ($40.68) and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 29th. One investment 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 a consensus target price of GBX 2,283.42 ($29.49).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON PFG) traded down 4.28% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 794.00. 5,227,449 shares of the company were exchanged. Provident Financial plc has a one year low of GBX 426.60 and a one year high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.15 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,392.95 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 2,499.60.
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The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.56) per share. 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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