Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) shares rose 0% on Thursday . The company traded as high as GBX 728.49 ($10.06) and last traded at GBX 671.20 ($9.27). Approximately 1,431,292 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 9% from the average daily volume of 1,310,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 671.20 ($9.27).

PFG has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Liberum Capital reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 483 ($6.67) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “speculative buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,435 ($19.83) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Numis Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,264 ($17.46) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Monday, February 26th. Peel Hunt reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 870 ($12.02) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,200 ($16.58) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,414.31 ($19.54).

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The company has a market cap of $1,400.00 and a P/E ratio of -771.49.

In other news, insider Ken Mullen sold 761 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 596 ($8.23), for a total transaction of £4,535.56 ($6,266.32).

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Provident Financial 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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