Numis Securities Ltd reiterated their hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a research report report published on Friday morning. They currently have a GBX 3,079 ($37.53) target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 2,350 ($28.64).
Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Barclays PLC raised their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,800 ($34.13) to GBX 2,900 ($35.34) and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Canaccord Genuity restated a buy rating and set a GBX 3,170 ($38.63) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Beaufort Securities restated a hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Panmure Gordon cut their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,500 ($30.47) to GBX 2,400 ($29.25) and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Peel Hunt upgraded Provident Financial plc to a buy rating and set a GBX 3,130 ($38.15) price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 3,066 ($37.37).
Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2985.00 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.31 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,031.62 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 2,843.07. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,654.00.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th.
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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