A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON: PFG) recently:

  • 9/15/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 2,256 ($29.45) price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2016 – Provident Financial plc is now covered by analysts at Jefferies Group. They set a “buy” rating and a GBX 3,732 ($48.71) price target on the stock.
  • 9/6/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital.
  • 9/6/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from GBX 3,250 ($42.42) to GBX 3,000 ($39.16). They now have a “sector performer” rating on the stock.
  • 8/25/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 3,200 ($41.77) price target on the stock.
  • 8/22/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its price target raised by analysts at Liberum Capital from GBX 2,256 ($29.45) to GBX 2,595 ($33.87). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/8/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a GBX 3,170 ($41.38) price target on the stock.
  • 8/3/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc..
  • 7/27/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.
  • 7/27/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 3,300 ($43.08) price target on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a GBX 3,170 ($41.38) price target on the stock.
  • 7/27/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from GBX 2,800 ($36.55) to GBX 2,900 ($37.85). They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – Provident Financial plc was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a “buy” rating. They now have a GBX 3,130 ($40.86) price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They now have a GBX 2,172 ($28.35) price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They now have a GBX 2,256 ($29.45) price target on the stock.
  • 7/26/2016 – Provident Financial plc had its price target lowered by analysts at Panmure Gordon from GBX 2,500 ($32.63) to GBX 2,400 ($31.33). They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded up 0.88% during midday trading on Monday, reaching GBX 2989.00. 180,329 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 2,900.83 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 2,836.20. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.32 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 12 month low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 3,654.00.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 27th will be paid a GBX 43.20 ($0.56) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th. This represents a yield of 1.57%.

In related news, insider Crook,Peter purchased 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 2,280 ($29.76) per share, for a total transaction of £570,000 ($744,028.19).

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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