Ken Mullen Acquires 9 Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) Stock

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) insider Ken Mullen bought 9 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,273 ($29.60) per share, with a total value of £204.57 ($266.40).

Ken Mullen also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, April 19th, Ken Mullen purchased 4 shares of Provident Financial plc stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 3,098 ($40.34) per share, with a total value of £123.92 ($161.38).

Provident Financial plc (PFG) traded down 2.32% during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 1976.00. The company had a trading volume of 421,269 shares. Provident Financial plc has a 12 month low of GBX 1,974.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 3,402.27. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 2.93 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,246.30 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 2,791.56.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 26th will be issued a dividend of GBX 43.20 ($0.56) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th.

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PFG has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,650 ($47.53) to GBX 3,200 ($41.67) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered their price target on Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,140 ($40.89) to GBX 2,660 ($34.64) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Provident Financial plc in a report on Friday, July 14th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 2,310 ($30.08) price target for the company. Peel Hunt cut Provident Financial plc to a “hold” rating and set a GBX 3,365 ($43.82) price target for the company. in a report on Friday, May 12th. Finally, Numis Securities Ltd cut Provident Financial plc to a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 2,335 ($30.41) price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial plc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 2,731.42 ($35.57).

Provident Financial plc Company Profile

Provident Financial plc is a United Kingdom-based non-standard lender. The Company’s divisions include Vanquis Bank Limited (Vanquis Bank), Consumer Credit Division (CCD) and Moneybarn. Its segments include Vanquis Bank, CCD, Moneybarn and Central. The Company serves non-standard credit customers with a range of products from credit cards and car finance, to home credit and online unsecured, and guarantor loans.

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