Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Provident Financial (PFG) Receives GBX 1258.92 Consensus PT from Analysts

The Pax World Management Llc holds 108,235 shares with $11.58 million value, up from 10,000 last quarter. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $54.6. About 967,637 shares traded or 48.83% up from the average. Since April 15, 2017 PFS has risen 2.15% and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.46% the S&P500.

Shares of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) have received a consensus rating of "Hold" from the fifteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Therefore 29% are positive. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.35 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Provident Financial Services, Inc. will post 1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year. On Friday, October 27 the firm has "Buy" rating given by RBC Capital Markets. Alps Advsr holds 0% of its capital in Provident Financial Services, Inc. Sandler O'Neill upgraded Provident Financial Services from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. On Thursday, November 30 the stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. On Sunday, January 28 the company was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. (NYSE:PFS) with "Hold" rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 4 by Shore Capital.

Among 7 analysts covering Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (NYSE:SMG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. In Thursday, December 21 report Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $30.5 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, August 17. Also, EVP James D. Nesci sold 26,598 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 7th. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to "Strong Sell" on Wednesday, August 12.

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.51. That's change of 0.54, from 2017Q3's 0.97. It increased, as 13 investors sold SATS shares while 47 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 3,192 shares. Ubs Oconnor Limited Liability Co reported 94,050 shares. Evergreen Mgmt Lc has invested 0.12% in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG). Federated Investors Inc Pa has 539 shares. Bluemountain Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 1,375 shares in its portfolio. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability holds 1.22% or 696,335 shares in its portfolio. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 60 shs. Jefferies Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3,333 shares. Advisory Svcs Ntwk Ltd Co invested in 0% or 189 shares. Act Ii Mngmt LP invested in 38,329 shares or 1.48% of the stock. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 71,549 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,848,826.16. It also reduced Brf Sa (NYSE:BRFS) stake by 257,265 shares and now owns 1.31 million shares. Planet Fitness Inc. Class A was reduced too.

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Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Poland. The Company's divisions include Vanquis Bank Limited (Vanquis Bank), Consumer Credit Division (CCD) and Moneybarn. It now has negative earnings. It serves 2.5 million customers through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites. 59 grew holdings while 18 funds bought holdings.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Provident Financial plc (PFG) Receives GBX 1,448.83 Consensus PT from Analysts" was first posted by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. Millennium Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Provident Financial Services by 69.5% in the 4th quarter. The insider SCHOLTEN GARY P sold $1.74M. On Monday, February 26 Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Provident Financial Services, Inc. Parkside Retail Bank reported 63 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise invested in 0.01% or 176,057 shares.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. had 2 insider sales and 0 buys since March 2, 2018. 8,163 were reported by Regions Financial. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 0.02% or 30,000 shares. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Provident Financial Services during the 4th quarter worth approximately $190,000. Presently, Provident Financial Plc (PFG.L) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 166.37. 167,100 are owned by Employees Retirement Of Texas.

Provident Financial stock traded up GBX 4 ($0.06) during trading hours on Thursday, reaching GBX 684.60 ($9.68). About 68,774 shares traded. That's $0.07 up or 18.92 % from 2017's earnings of $0.37. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

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