Provident Financial (LON:PFG) Sets New 1-Year Low at $205.00

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFGGet Rating) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as GBX 205 ($2.49) and last traded at GBX 211.03 ($2.56), with a volume of 1192364 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at GBX 217.20 ($2.64).

A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFG shares. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a GBX 325 ($3.94) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research report on Thursday, March 24th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Thursday, May 19th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 410 ($4.98) price target on shares of Provident Financial in a research report on Monday, May 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, Provident Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 342.75 ($4.16).

The stock has a fifty day moving average of GBX 251.81 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 298.53. The company has a quick ratio of 21.19, a current ratio of 21.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 304.59. The firm has a market capitalization of £535.56 million and a P/E ratio of -16.97.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 21st were issued a dividend of GBX 12 ($0.15) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 21st. This represents a yield of 3.78%.

In other Provident Financial news, insider Neeraj Kapur sold 23,874 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 292 ($3.54), for a total transaction of £69,712.08 ($84,612.31).

About Provident Financial (LON:PFG)

Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to the non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The company operates through Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn segments. It offers credit cards products, unsecured personal loans, and savings products. The company also provides vehicle finance for cars, motorbikes, and light commercial vehicles.

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