Provident Financial (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Peel Hunt in a research report issued on Monday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.
PFG has been the topic of several other reports. Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on Provident Financial in a research note on Friday, December 6th. They set a “sector performer” rating and a GBX 445 ($5.85) target price on the stock. Shore Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Berenberg Bank reduced their target price on Provident Financial from GBX 540 ($7.10) to GBX 470 ($6.18) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 11th. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 550 ($7.23) target price on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Thursday, November 7th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, November 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 515.38 ($6.78).
PFG opened at GBX 420.60 ($5.53) on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 320.88, a quick ratio of 4.24 and a current ratio of 4.24. Provident Financial has a 52-week low of GBX 348.70 ($4.59) and a 52-week high of GBX 665.20 ($8.75). The stock has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion and a PE ratio of 18.21. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 435.09 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 422.08.
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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