Provident Financial (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “top pick” rating restated by stock analysts at Numis Securities in a research note issued on Wednesday.
A number of other research analysts also recently commented on PFG. Barclays reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 584 ($8.07) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a GBX 479 ($6.62) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Monday, January 29th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 870 ($12.02) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,200 ($16.58) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,451.31 ($20.05).
Provident Financial (PFG) traded up GBX 56 ($0.77) during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching GBX 714.20 ($9.87). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 596,532 shares, compared to its average volume of 904,596. Provident Financial has a 52 week low of GBX 426.60 ($5.89) and a 52 week high of GBX 3,284 ($45.37). The company has a market cap of $1,060.00 and a P/E ratio of 506.52.
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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