Trade Report: The Provident Financial plc (PFG) Receives “Buy” Rating from Peel Hunt

The Provident Financial plc (PFG) Receives “Buy” Rating from Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) in a report published on Friday. They currently have a GBX 3,130 ($38.74) price target on the stock.

PFG has been the topic of several other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,200 ($39.60) to GBX 3,300 ($40.84) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Barclays PLC raised their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,800 ($34.65) to GBX 2,900 ($35.89) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Numis Securities Ltd reissued a hold rating and issued a GBX 2,172 ($26.88) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Liberum Capital raised their target price on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 2,256 ($27.92) to GBX 2,595 ($32.12) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a buy rating and issued a GBX 3,325 ($41.15) target price on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 3,066 ($37.95).

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.22% on Friday, reaching GBX 2999.00. 276,347 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of GBX 3,031.00 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,844.00. The firm’s market capitalization is GBX 4.33 billion. 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 also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 27th will be paid a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.53) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%.

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