Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Numis Securities Ltd restated a hold rating and issued a GBX 3,079 ($38.11) price target (up previously from GBX 2,350 ($29.08)) on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,800 ($34.65) to GBX 2,900 ($35.89) and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 3,170 ($39.23) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Beaufort Securities reiterated a hold rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Finally, Liberum Capital boosted their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,256 ($27.92) to GBX 2,595 ($32.12) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Friday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average 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. 313,696 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 3,031.00 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,844.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.33 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,654.00.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. This represents a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th.
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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