Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) shares passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Tuesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $418.80 and traded as high as $430.00. Provident Financial shares last traded at $421.90, with a volume of 1,079,054 shares traded.
PFG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 7th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, November 27th. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 550 ($7.23) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Thursday, November 7th. Berenberg Bank reduced their target price on Provident Financial from GBX 540 ($7.10) to GBX 470 ($6.18) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 11th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on Provident Financial in a report on Friday, December 6th. They issued a “sector performer” rating and a GBX 445 ($5.85) target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 515.38 ($6.78).
The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of GBX 440.24 and a 200-day simple moving average of GBX 418.83. The company has a current ratio of 4.24, a quick ratio of 4.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 320.88. The stock has a market cap of $1.07 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.26.
About Provident Financial (LON:PFG)
Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to the non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The company offers credit cards; consumer credit, including unsecured and online instalment loans; and finance for cars and light commercial vehicles. It serves 2.5 million customers through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.
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