Insider Buying: Provident Financial plc (PFG) Insider Acquires £147.80 in Stock
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.
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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