Numis Securities Ltd Reiterates “Sell” Rating for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)

Numis Securities Ltd reaffirmed their sell rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a research report report published on Tuesday, July 25th. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 1,929 ($25.04) target price on the stock.

PFG has been the subject of a number of other reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an overweight rating and issued a GBX 3,650 ($47.38) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Liberum Capital reissued a sell rating and issued a GBX 2,770 ($35.96) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) decreased their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($40.76) to GBX 2,660 ($34.53) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Shore Capital reissued a buy rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,732 ($48.45) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, March 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 2,731.42 ($35.46).

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.96% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching GBX 1852.00. 618,112 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 2,181.86 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 2,762.60. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 2.68 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 12-month low of GBX 1,841.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 3,402.27.

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The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.56) per share. This represents a yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 26th.

About Provident Financial plc

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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