Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Ken Mullen bought 5 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 14th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 3,029 ($36.92) per share, with a total value of £151.45 ($184.58).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.42% on Monday, reaching GBX 2993.00. The company had a trading volume of 527,635 shares. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 3,654.00. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 3,032.71 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,841.54. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.32 billion.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

The business also recently disclosed 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. This represents a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th.

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Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Panmure Gordon reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday. Liberum Capital upped their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,256 ($27.50) to GBX 2,595 ($31.63) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Numis Securities Ltd reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 3,079 ($37.53) target price (up from GBX 2,350 ($28.64)) on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday. Peel Hunt reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,130 ($38.15) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday. Finally, Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,066 ($37.37).

About Provident Financial plc

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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