Provident Financial (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Peel Hunt in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, January 16th. They presently have a GBX 870 ($12.20) target price on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price indicates a potential upside of 27.49% from the company’s previous close.
Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,293 ($18.13) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 483 ($6.77) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “speculative buy” rating and set a GBX 1,435 ($20.12) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,200 ($16.83) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 1,451.31 ($20.35).
Shares of Provident Financial (LON PFG) traded down GBX 10 ($0.14) during trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 682.40 ($9.57). The stock had a trading volume of 721,550 shares, compared to its average volume of 890,626. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,010.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 483.97. Provident Financial has a 1 year low of GBX 426.60 ($5.98) and a 1 year high of GBX 3,284 ($46.05).
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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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