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Research analysts at Liberum Capital began coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a report released on Thursday. The firm set a “sell” rating and a GBX 1,726 ($28.94) price target on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target points to a potential downside of 18.28% from the stock’s previous close.

PFG has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Oriel Securities Ltd reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th. They now have a GBX 2,090 ($35.04) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, May 9th. They now have a GBX 2,023 ($33.91) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital reiterated a “sector performer” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,807.67 ($30.30).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 0.09% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 2112.00. 162,434 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 1406.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 2142.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2028.31 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1812.. The company’s market cap is £2.868 billion.

Provident Financial plc provides credit products non-standard borrowers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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