Provident Financial (LON:PFG) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,258.92 ($18.03).
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on PFG shares. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Canaccord Genuity dropped their target price on shares of Provident Financial from GBX 1,435 ($20.55) to GBX 1,200 ($17.18) and set a “speculative buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,264 ($18.10) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 584 ($8.36) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 479 ($6.86) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Monday, January 29th.
Shares of PFG stock traded up GBX 10.52 ($0.15) during trading hours on Thursday, hitting GBX 696.92 ($9.98). The company had a trading volume of 310,814 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,310,000. Provident Financial has a 12 month low of GBX 426.60 ($6.11) and a 12 month high of GBX 3,284 ($47.02).
In other Provident Financial news, insider Ken Mullen sold 761 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 596 ($8.53), for a total value of £4,535.56 ($6,494.22).
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Provident Financial Company Profile
Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to the non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The company offers credit cards; consumer credit, including unsecured and online instalment loans; and finance for cars and light commercial vehicles. It serves 2.5 million customers through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.
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