Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by investment analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, October 9th, MarketBeat reports. They presently have a GBX 1,097 ($14.58) price objective on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s price target indicates a potential upside of 17.33% from the company’s previous close.
A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC lowered Provident Financial plc to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the company from GBX 3,478 ($46.21) to GBX 940 ($12.49) in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Monday, August 28th. Peel Hunt restated an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lowered Provident Financial plc to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,596.31 ($21.21).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON PFG) opened at 935.00 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 828.73 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,132.91. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.35 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 12-month low of GBX 426.60 and a 12-month high of GBX 3,284.00.
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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