Insider Buying: Provident Financial plc (PFG) Insider Acquires 18 Shares of Stock
Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Ken Mullen purchased 18 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 831 ($10.73) per share, for a total transaction of £149.58 ($193.18).
Ken Mullen also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Friday, July 14th, Ken Mullen purchased 9 shares of Provident Financial plc stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 2,273 ($29.36) per share, for a total transaction of £204.57 ($264.20).
Provident Financial plc (PFG) traded down 4.28% during trading on Friday, hitting GBX 794.00. The stock had a trading volume of 5,227,449 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,429.41 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 2,511.52. Provident Financial plc has a 12-month low of GBX 426.60 and a 12-month high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.15 billion.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 26th will be paid a GBX 43.20 ($0.56) dividend. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th.
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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on PFG shares. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,430 ($44.30) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC lowered their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,845 ($49.66) to GBX 3,478 ($44.92) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,110 ($40.17) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd upgraded Provident Financial plc to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 2,283.42 ($29.49).
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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