Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,596.31 ($21.21).

A number of research analysts have weighed in on PFG shares. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,430 ($45.58) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC decreased their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,845 ($51.09) to GBX 3,478 ($46.21) and set a “buy” rating for the company 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 issued a GBX 3,110 ($41.32) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd upgraded shares of Provident Financial plc to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd.

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Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded up 1.65% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 891.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 815,249 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 827.57 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,141.29. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.29 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 12-month low of GBX 426.60 and a 12-month high of GBX 3,284.00.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.57) per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 2%.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

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