Provident Financial plc (PFG) Earns Buy Rating from Numis Securities Ltd

Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a report issued on Monday. They currently have a GBX 1,097 ($14.42) target price on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Liberum Capital restated a sell rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Shore Capital restated a buy rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Barclays PLC cut Provident Financial plc to an equal weight rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Societe Generale restated a buy rating and set a GBX 3,110 ($40.89) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Peel Hunt restated an under review rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 1,943.67 ($25.55).

Provident Financial plc (PFG) opened at 794.00 on Monday. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 426.60 and a 52-week high of GBX 3,284.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 813.07 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 2,223.06. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.15 billion.

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The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be paid a GBX 43.20 ($0.57) dividend. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.

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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