Andrew C. Fisher Acquires 16 Shares of Provident Financial plc (PFG) Stock
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) traded down 3.15% on Wednesday, hitting GBX 876.50. 1,372,316 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is GBX 826.94 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 2,179.33. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 1.27 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 426.60 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,284.00.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.57) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. This represents a yield of 2%.
PFG has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity restated 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 dropped their price objective 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 research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,110 ($41.32) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd upgraded shares of Provident Financial plc to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,596.31 ($21.21).
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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