Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by Panmure Gordon in a research note issued to investors on Friday.
A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,170 ($39.23) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,256 ($27.92) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, September 15th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, September 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a GBX 3,732 ($46.19) target price on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,250 ($40.22) to GBX 3,000 ($37.13) and set a “sector performer” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 6th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($39.60) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial plc currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,974.45 ($36.81).
Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 3051.00 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 3,029.67 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 2,841.52. The company’s market cap is GBX 4.41 billion. Provident Financial plc has a one year low of GBX 2,125.00 and a one year high of GBX 3,654.00.
The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th.