Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of Provident Financial (LON:PFG) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday, Digital Look reports. The firm currently has a GBX 550 ($7.19) price target on the stock.
Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Canaccord Genuity lowered their price objective on shares of Provident Financial from GBX 430 ($5.62) to GBX 378 ($4.94) and set a sell rating for the company in a report on Friday, September 20th. Shore Capital raised their price objective on shares of Provident Financial from GBX 500 ($6.53) to GBX 510 ($6.66) and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 525.43 ($6.87).
Shares of Provident Financial stock traded up GBX 1.80 ($0.02) during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 436.80 ($5.71). 692,128 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,310,000. The company has a quick ratio of 4.24, a current ratio of 4.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 320.88. The stock’s fifty day moving average is GBX 422.73 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 433.81. The firm has a market cap of $1.11 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.91. Provident Financial has a 1 year low of GBX 348.70 ($4.56) and a 1 year high of GBX 665.20 ($8.69).
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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