Provident Financial plc Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (LON:PFG)
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,999.38 ($33.42).
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PFG shares. Analysts at RBC Capital reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 2,125 ($35.52) 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 Thursday. Finally, analysts at Panmure Gordon reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday. They now have a GBX 2,000 ($33.43) price target on the stock.
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2037.0001 on Thursday. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1540.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 2297.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2137. and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1996.06. The company’s market cap is £2.778 billion.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 30th will be paid a dividend of GBX 34.10 ($0.57) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 30th.
Provident Financial plc provides credit products non-standard borrowers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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