Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 808.70 ($10.53).

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on PFG shares. Citigroup lifted their price target on Provident Financial from GBX 740 ($9.64) to GBX 800 ($10.42) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Thursday, May 24th. Numis Securities cut their price target on Provident Financial from GBX 904 ($11.78) to GBX 829 ($10.80) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays raised Provident Financial to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from GBX 584 ($7.61) to GBX 750 ($9.77) in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Shares of Provident Financial stock traded up GBX 12 ($0.16) during trading on Friday, reaching GBX 627.20 ($8.17). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 340,148 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,310,000. Provident Financial has a one year low of GBX 426.60 ($5.56) and a one year high of GBX 3,284 ($42.78).

About Provident Financial

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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