Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,176.78 ($28.15).

Several brokerages have issued reports on PFG. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,650 ($47.21) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 2,770 ($35.83) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($40.61) to GBX 2,660 ($34.40) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd cut Provident Financial plc to a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 2,335 ($30.20) price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, June 21st.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.25% on Wednesday, reaching GBX 872.00. 1,131,531 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 426.60 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,402.27. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.26 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 1,790.78 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,638.33.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.56) per share. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th.

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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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