Shore Capital restated their buy rating on shares of Provident Financial (LON:PFG) in a research report released on Friday morning, Digital Look reports.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on Provident Financial from GBX 210 ($2.74) to GBX 195 ($2.55) and set a sector performer rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 28th. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Friday, July 24th. Barclays cut their price target on Provident Financial from GBX 510 ($6.66) to GBX 405 ($5.29) and set an overweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 28th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, July 1st. Finally, Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on Provident Financial from GBX 285 ($3.72) to GBX 290 ($3.79) and gave the stock a speculative buy rating in a research note on Thursday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 324.44 ($4.24).
Shares of Provident Financial stock opened at GBX 225 ($2.94) on Friday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 194.25 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 207.08. The company has a market cap of $570.64 million and a P/E ratio of 15.63. The company has a current ratio of 2.69, a quick ratio of 2.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 330.04. Provident Financial has a 1 year low of GBX 126.87 ($1.66) and a 1 year high of GBX 492.70 ($6.44).
Provident Financial (LON:PFG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 26th. The company reported GBX (10.10) (($0.13)) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of GBX (21.80) (($0.28)) by GBX 11.70 ($0.15). On average, equities analysts forecast that Provident Financial will post 6229.9894923 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Provident Financial Company Profile
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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