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Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,881.93 ($32.05).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2278.8999 on Wednesday. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1475.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2293.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2144.66 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1894.. The company’s market cap is £3.095 billion.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PFG shares. Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded shares of Provident Financial plc to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a GBX 2,125 ($36.19) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 1,875 ($31.94). Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Provident Financial plc to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 12th. They now have a GBX 2,530 ($43.09) price target on the stock, up previously from GBX 1,825 ($31.08). Finally, analysts at Liberum Capital initiated coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, June 5th. They set a “sell” rating and a GBX 1,726 ($29.40) price target on the stock.

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

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