Professional Analysts at Liberum Capital Kept the Same their “Sell” rating for Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG). The Target Price per Share is GBX 497.00; Funds Transfer (RELL)’s Sentiment Is 0.54

In an analyst report published on Wednesday morning, Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) stock “Sell” was reconfirmed by Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 497.00 TP on the stock. Liberum Capital’s TP suggests a potential downside of -29.09% from the company’s previous stock close.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. engages in power and microwave technologies, customized display solutions, and healthcare equipment businesses in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. The company has market cap of $104.91 million. The companyÂ’s Power and Microwave Technologies Group segment provides engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes, and related consumables, as well as power conversion and RF and microwave components for broadcast transmission, CO2 laser cutting, diagnostic imaging, dielectric and induction heating, high energy transfer, high voltage switching, plasma, power conversion, radar, and radiation oncology applications. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s products are used to control, switch, or amplify electrical power signals, as well as are used as display devices in alternative energy, healthcare, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific, and semiconductor markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. 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. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Lc has invested 0.08% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Old Second Bancorporation Of Aurora holds 30,361 shares or 0.81% of its portfolio. Girard Prtnrs Limited owns 0.11% invested in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) for 8,465 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 24,904 shares. First Manhattan has invested 0% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Victory Cap Mgmt has 149,334 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) for 471,101 shares. 6,673 are held by Planning. Bancorp Of Nova Scotia invested in 0.02% or 47,160 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 73,998 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has invested 0.03% in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Raymond James Ser Advisors Inc stated it has 39,540 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Hl Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG). Kentucky Retirement System invested in 0.08% or 16,458 shares. Amalgamated Bancorp holds 0.06% or 30,615 shares.

Analysts await Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $1.36 earnings per share, up 7.09% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.27 per share. PFG’s profit will be $1.98 million for 131.47 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.28 actual earnings per share reported by Provident Financial plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.25% EPS growth.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 insider sales for $31.57 million activity. MCCAUGHAN JAMES P had sold 60,817 shares worth $4.07 million. On Thursday, October 19 Houston Daniel Joseph sold $6.39M worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) or 93,968 shares. SCHOLTEN GARY P sold $1.74M worth of stock. Everett Nora Mary sold $843,064 worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) on Wednesday, October 18. On Thursday, December 14 Valdes Luis E. sold $3.34M worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) or 47,662 shares. Shares for $720,090 were sold by SHAFF KAREN E on Thursday, October 19.

The stock decreased 11.04% or GBX 88.8 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 715.2. About 3.16M shares traded or 177.70% up from the average. Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has 0.00% since January 17, 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 1.04 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 5.07 P/E ratio. It serves 2.4 million clients through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.

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 1665.81’s average target is 132.92% above currents GBX 715.2 stock price. Provident Financial PLC had 197 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, June 22 with “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 27 by JP Morgan. Liberum Capital maintained Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) on Wednesday, August 30 with “Sell” rating. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, December 6 by JP Morgan. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 17 report. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) earned “Sector Performer” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 6. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Peel Hunt. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by JP Morgan.