Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Andrew C. Fisher bought 5 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 2,956 ($36.51) per share, for a total transaction of £147.80 ($182.54).

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 2930.00 on Tuesday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 4.24 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 3,402.27. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 2,839.92 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 2,895.60.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be issued a GBX 91.40 ($1.13) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 18th. This represents a yield of 3.13%. This is a positive change from Provident Financial plc’s previous dividend of $43.20.

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PFG has been the topic of several research reports. Numis Securities Ltd restated an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Thursday, December 1st. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and issued a GBX 3,130 ($38.66) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, December 5th. Citigroup Inc reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, January 6th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 3,000 ($37.05) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,215 ($39.71) price target on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Provident Financial plc currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 3,025.64 ($37.37).

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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