A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Provident Financial plc (LON: PFG):

  • 8/31/2017 – Provident Financial plc was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a “hold” rating. They now have a GBX 940 ($12.14) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 3,478 ($44.92).
  • 8/30/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 1,091 ($14.09) price target on the stock.
  • 8/30/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 8/28/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 8/28/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “under review” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 8/23/2017 – Provident Financial plc was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/23/2017 – Provident Financial plc was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a “neutral” rating.
  • 8/23/2017 – Provident Financial plc was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co to a “neutral” rating. They now have a GBX 1,200 ($15.50) price target on the stock, down previously from GBX 3,200 ($41.33).
  • 8/23/2017 – Provident Financial plc was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC to an “equal weight” rating.
  • 8/23/2017 – Provident Financial plc was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a “neutral” rating.
  • 8/22/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “under review” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.
  • 8/22/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “under review” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.
  • 8/22/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.
  • 8/22/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 2,000 ($25.83) price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They now have a GBX 2,200 ($28.41) price target on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 2,660 ($34.35) price target on the stock.
  • 7/25/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 1,929 ($24.91) price target on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Societe Generale. They now have a GBX 3,110 ($40.17) price target on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 2,660 ($34.35) price target on the stock.

Provident Financial plc (PFG) traded down 1.95% during trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 829.50. 918,889 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 1.20 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,429.41 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,511.52. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 426.60 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,402.27.

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

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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