Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) had its price target upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 2,256 ($27.92) to GBX 2,595 ($32.12) in a research report report published on Friday. Liberum Capital currently has a hold rating on the stock.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an outperform rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($39.60) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Canaccord Genuity decreased their price target on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,325 ($41.15) to GBX 3,170 ($39.23) and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Panmure Gordon decreased their price target on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,500 ($30.94) to GBX 2,400 ($29.70) and set a hold rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,325 ($41.15) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 3,066 ($37.95).
Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.22% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 2999.00. The company had a trading volume of 276,347 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 3,031.00 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,844.00. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,654.00. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.33 billion.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th. This represents a yield of 1.57%.
About Provident Financial plc
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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