Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,479.75 ($19.79).
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on PFG shares. Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,097 ($14.67) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Societe Generale reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,300 ($17.38) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Monday, October 16th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,000 ($13.37) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Friday, October 13th. Jefferies Group decreased their price objective on Provident Financial to GBX 915 ($12.23) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Peel Hunt reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 870 ($11.63) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Friday, November 24th.
Provident Financial (PFG) remained flat at $GBX 920 ($12.30) during mid-day trading on Tuesday. The company had a trading volume of 344,508 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,120,000. Provident Financial has a 1 year low of GBX 426.60 ($5.70) and a 1 year high of GBX 3,284 ($43.91). The firm has a market capitalization of $1,360.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 652.48.
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Provident Financial 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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