Provident Financial plc (PFG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Numis Securities Ltd

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by stock analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, May 12th. They presently have a GBX 2,770 ($35.04) price objective on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.94% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on PFG. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 3,130 ($39.60) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,000 ($37.95) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,215 ($40.67) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,732 ($47.21) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, February 24th. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,595 ($32.83) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial plc has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,131.82 ($39.62).

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.59% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 2854.00. 955,070 shares of the stock were exchanged. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 3,104.42 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 2,939.99. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.14 billion.

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In other news, insider Ken Mullen sold 7,522 shares of Provident Financial plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,106 ($39.29), for a total transaction of £233,633.32 ($295,551.32). Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 16 shares of company stock valued at $49,032.

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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