Are Analysts Bearish Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) After Last Week?

January 20, 2018 - By Vivian Park

 Are Analysts Bearish Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 36 investors sold Provident Financial plc shares while 151 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 194.42 million shares or 0.40% more from 193.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Adage Capital Prtnrs Grp Ltd Liability reported 382,749 shares. 81,629 are held by Blue Chip Incorporated. Laurion Cap Ltd Partnership has 101,298 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Iberiabank accumulated 62,186 shares. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mngmt Inc owns 469,976 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0.03% or 1.55M shares in its portfolio. Iowa Bankshares invested in 2.88% or 95,024 shares. Bp Public Ltd Co has invested 0.07% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Paragon Capital Management Limited reported 0.11% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Highbridge Cap Lc reported 4,160 shares. Old Second National Bank Of Aurora reported 30,361 shares or 0.81% of all its holdings. Profund Advisors Ltd Co invested in 6,380 shares. Qs Investors holds 0.06% or 118,785 shares. Natl Pension Service reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Parametric Assocs Ltd Llc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) for 845,846 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $31.57 million activity. 69,894 shares were sold by Houston Daniel Joseph, worth $5.03M. Valdes Luis E. sold 47,662 shares worth $3.34M. On Friday, August 4 the insider MCCAUGHAN JAMES P sold $4.07M. On Wednesday, October 18 SHAFF KAREN E sold $1.16 million worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) or 17,082 shares. Another trade for 24,310 shares valued at $1.74M was made by SCHOLTEN GARY P on Monday, January 8.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Provident Financial PLC had 198 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Shore Capital with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight” on Friday, May 6. The firm has “Hold” rating by Shore Capital given on Friday, January 19. As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 18 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Buy” rating by Beaufort Securities on Wednesday, July 29. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of PFG in report on Wednesday, August 30 with “Sell” rating. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. Beaufort Securities downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, October 19 report. On Tuesday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Hold”. Below is a list of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) latest ratings and price target changes.

19/01/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Hold Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: GBX 1200.00 New Target: GBX 1200.00 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 483.00 New Target: GBX 497.00 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 870.00 New Target: GBX 870.00 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Hold Maintain
15/01/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 1293.00 Maintain
15/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 483.00 New Target: GBX 483.00 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Speculative Buy Old Target: GBX 1435.00 New Target: GBX 1435.00 Maintain
07/12/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Hold Maintain
06/12/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Maintain

The stock decreased 1.91% or GBX 13.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 698.2. About 829,638 shares traded. Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has 0.00% since January 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Poland. The company has market cap of 1.01 billion GBP. The firm offers credit cards, guarantor loans, home credit loans, online instalment loans, and car finance under the Vanquis Bank, glo, Provident, Satsuma Loans, and Moneybarn brand names. It has a 4.95 P/E ratio. It serves 2.4 million clients through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.

More news for Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) were recently published by: Ft.com, which released: “Provident Financial slides on fears of cash call” on January 17, 2018. Fool.Co.Uk‘s article titled: “Can you triple your money with Provident Financial plc in 2018?” and published on January 20, 2018 is yet another important article.

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