Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Numis Securities Ltd in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a GBX 3,079 ($37.53) price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of GBX 2,350 ($28.64). Numis Securities Ltd’s price target indicates a potential upside of 2.87% from the stock’s previous close.
A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,200 ($39.00) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Canaccord Genuity cut their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,325 ($40.52) to GBX 3,170 ($38.63) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Panmure Gordon cut their target price on Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,500 ($30.47) to GBX 2,400 ($29.25) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 3,325 ($40.52) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial plc currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 3,066 ($37.37).
Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) opened at 3016.64 on Friday. Provident Financial plc has a 52-week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 3,654.00. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 3,032.71 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 2,841.54. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 4.36 billion.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors 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.