Provident Financial plc (PFG) Given “Hold” Rating at Panmure Gordon
PFG has been the topic of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an outperform rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($39.60) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Societe Generale upgraded shares of Provident Financial plc to a buy rating and cut their price objective for the stock from GBX 3,170 ($39.23) to GBX 3,095 ($38.30) in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Liberum Capital reiterated a hold rating and set a GBX 2,256 ($27.92) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. They set a buy rating and a GBX 3,732 ($46.19) price objective on the stock. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 3,170 ($39.23) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Provident Financial plc currently 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% on Friday, reaching GBX 2999.00. 276,347 shares of the company’s 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. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,654.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.33 billion.
The company also recently disclosed 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 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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