Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) Stock Rating Reiterated by Analysts at Shore Capital; Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR) Sentiment Is 1.02

December 7, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc

In analysts report issued to clients and investors on 7 December, Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) stock had its “Hold” Rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Shore Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 30 investors sold Provident Financial plc shares while 173 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 193.64 million shares or 2.51% less from 198.64 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board has invested 0.01% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Eads & Heald Invest Counsel stated it has 13,215 shares or 0.54% of all its holdings. Umb Comml Bank N A Mo owns 303,585 shares. Mu owns 750 shares. Smith Asset Management L P invested in 0% or 750 shares. Utah Retirement Sys accumulated 48,778 shares. Parametric Portfolio Ltd reported 0.06% stake. The Michigan-based Comerica Bancorp has invested 0.03% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Texas Permanent School Fund owns 0.06% invested in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) for 75,313 shares. Mount Lucas Management Ltd Partnership invested 4.09% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Mirae Asset Glob Invs reported 63,664 shares. Asset Management One Communication Limited owns 441,602 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Td Asset Mgmt Inc reported 114,162 shares stake. Capital Research Global reported 13.76M shares. 2,500 are held by One Trading Lp.

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 has GBX 3845 highest and GBX 483 lowest target. GBX 1780.69’s average target is 117.90% above currents GBX 817.2 stock price. Provident Financial PLC had 190 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Numis Securities maintained Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) on Wednesday, August 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Thursday, May 4 with “Hold”. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 6. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of PFG in report on Wednesday, October 11 to “Underweight” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, November 15. The firm has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital given on Tuesday, September 6. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 12 by Peel Hunt. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, March 24. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, October 17 by JP Morgan.

The stock increased 1.26% or GBX 10.2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 817.2. About 88,506 shares traded. Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $1.36 EPS, up 7.09% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.27 per share. PFG’s profit will be $1.98 million for 150.22 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.28 actual EPS reported by Provident Financial plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.25% EPS growth.

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 1.19 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 5.8 P/E ratio. It serves 2.4 million clients through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $3.91 million activity. SCHOLTEN GARY P sold 21,950 shares worth $1.43 million. The insider SHAFF KAREN E sold 38,105 shares worth $2.48M.

Analysts await Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 48.72% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.39 per share. BR’s profit will be $67.60 million for 38.21 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual earnings per share reported by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.41% EPS growth.

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