Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,596.31 ($21.00).
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on PFG shares. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,097 ($14.43) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Shore Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Peel Hunt restated an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,300 ($17.10) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, October 16th.
Provident Financial plc (PFG) traded up GBX 15 ($0.20) during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting GBX 915 ($12.03). The stock had a trading volume of 1,467,374 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,300,000. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 426.60 ($5.61) and a 52-week high of GBX 3,284 ($43.19).
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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