Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,469.67 ($20.30).
Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 483 ($6.67) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a research report on Monday. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,200 ($16.58) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 870 ($12.02) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,150 ($15.89) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, December 5th.
Provident Financial (LON:PFG) traded down GBX 60.47 ($0.84) during trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 596.13 ($8.24). 2,890,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 910,252. Provident Financial has a 1 year low of GBX 426.60 ($5.89) and a 1 year high of GBX 3,284 ($45.37). The company has a market cap of $883.67 and a PE ratio of 422.79.
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About Provident Financial
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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