Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the firm. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,132.60 ($38.18).
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Panmure Gordon restated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, October 14th. Liberum Capital boosted their price target on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,256 ($27.50) to GBX 2,595 ($31.63) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 14th. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 3,079 ($37.53) price target (up previously from GBX 2,350 ($28.64)) on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, October 14th. Peel Hunt restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,130 ($38.15) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, October 14th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, October 14th.
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 0.99% on Wednesday, hitting GBX 2988.00. The stock had a trading volume of 273,064 shares. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 4.32 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 3,031.62 and a 200 day moving average of 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 disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be paid 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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