Provident Financial (PFG) Receives Buy Rating from Numis Securities

Provident Financial (LON:PFG)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by stock analysts at Numis Securities in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a GBX 1,150 ($15.48) price target on the stock. Numis Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 58.62% from the company’s current price.

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Monday, August 28th. Barclays cut shares of Provident Financial to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Peel Hunt restated an “under review” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group cut shares of Provident Financial to a “hold” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 3,478 ($46.81) to GBX 940 ($12.65) in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 1,596.31 ($21.48).

Provident Financial (PFG) opened at GBX 725 ($9.76) on Tuesday. Provident Financial has a 1-year low of GBX 426.60 ($5.74) and a 1-year high of GBX 3,284 ($44.20).

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About Provident Financial

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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