Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) had its price target boosted by Liberum Capital from GBX 2,256 ($27.92) to GBX 2,595 ($32.12) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s price target would suggest a potential downside of 15.72% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on PFG. Panmure Gordon reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,250 ($40.22) to GBX 3,000 ($37.13) and set a “sector performer” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,170 ($39.23) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($39.60) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a GBX 3,732 ($46.19) price target on the stock. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Provident Financial plc presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,974.45 ($36.81).

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 3051.00 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.41 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 3,029.67 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,841.52. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,654.00.

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