Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the firm. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 3,100.10 ($38.73).

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on PFG shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 3,200 ($39.98) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,256 ($28.19) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, October 14th. Jefferies Group started coverage on Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 3,732 ($46.63) target price on the stock. Finally, Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,130 ($39.11) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, October 14th.

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2977.00 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,973.59 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,838.22. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 3,638.00. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.30 billion.

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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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