Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Andrew C. Fisher purchased 8 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 1,964 ($25.50) per share, with a total value of £157.12 ($203.97).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (PFG) traded down 3.78% on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1882.00. The company had a trading volume of 804,737 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 2.73 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,859.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 2,232.86 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 2,786.25.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a GBX 43.20 ($0.56) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a yield of 2%.

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PFG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Beaufort Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,200 ($28.56) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,595 ($33.69) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) dropped their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,170 ($41.15) to GBX 3,140 ($40.76) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, July 14th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,310 ($29.99) price target for the company. Finally, Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,110 ($40.37) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 2,731.42 ($35.46).

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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