Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Ken Mullen bought 18 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost 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 bought 9 shares of Provident Financial plc stock. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 2,273 ($29.36) per share, for a total transaction of £204.57 ($264.20).
Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 794.00 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 1,392.95 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 2,499.60. The firm’s market cap is GBX 1.15 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 12-month low of GBX 426.60 and a 12-month high of GBX 3,402.27.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.56) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.
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PFG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,650 ($47.14) to GBX 3,200 ($41.33) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Peel Hunt reissued an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($40.55) to GBX 2,660 ($34.35) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, July 14th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,310 ($29.83) target price on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC lowered shares of Provident Financial plc to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 3,478 ($44.92) to GBX 940 ($12.14) in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,283.42 ($29.49).
Provident Financial plc Company Profile
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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