Provident Financial (LON:PFG) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 1,258.92 ($18.03).
Several brokerages have recently commented on PFG. Societe Generale downgraded Provident Financial to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($15.03) target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Shore Capital restated a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “speculative buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,435 ($20.55) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Numis Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,293 ($18.51) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Finally, Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 483 ($6.92) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, January 15th.
In related news, insider Ken Mullen sold 761 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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).
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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