Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Ken Mullen acquired 5 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 3,029 ($36.92) per share, with a total value of £151.45 ($184.58).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2993.00 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 4.32 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,032.71 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 2,841.54. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 3,654.00.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,200 ($39.00) to GBX 3,300 ($40.22) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Barclays PLC increased their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,800 ($34.13) to GBX 2,900 ($35.34) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,172 ($26.47) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,130 ($38.15) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Liberum Capital increased their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,256 ($27.50) to GBX 2,595 ($31.63) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial plc has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 3,066 ($37.37).

Provident Financial plc Company Profile

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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