Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Andrew C. Fisher purchased 16 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 932 ($12.38) per share, for a total transaction of £149.12 ($198.14).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 876.50 on Thursday. Provident Financial plc has a one year low of GBX 426.60 and a one year high of GBX 3,284.00. The stock’s market cap is GBX 1.27 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 827.99 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,150.09.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.57) per share. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.
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A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,430 ($45.58) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC cut their price target on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,845 ($51.09) to GBX 3,478 ($46.21) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,110 ($41.32) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd upgraded shares of Provident Financial plc to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,596.31 ($21.21).
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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