Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Shore Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

PFG has been the topic of a number of other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 3,200 ($39.60) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Societe Generale raised shares of Provident Financial plc to a “buy” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from GBX 3,170 ($39.23) to GBX 3,095 ($38.30) in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,256 ($27.92) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a GBX 3,732 ($46.19) target price on the stock. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,170 ($39.23) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,974.45 ($36.81).

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 3037.00 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.39 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 12 month low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 3,654.00. The company’s 50-day moving average is GBX 3,029.67 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,841.52.

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The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th. This represents a yield of 1.57%.

Provident Financial plc 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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