PFG.L - Provident Financial plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
697.60
-14.20 (-1.99%)
As of 1:19PM GMT. Market open.
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Previous close711.80
Open713.80
Bid697.60 x 25900
Ask698.00 x 44600
Day's range685.60 - 713.80
52-week range426.60 - 3,284.00
Volume406,763
Avg. volume1,229,146
Market cap1.013B
Beta0.52
PE ratio (TTM)4.95
EPS (TTM)141.00
Earnings date27 Feb 2018
Forward dividend & yield1.13 (10.98%)
Ex-dividend date2017-10-26
1y target est980.46
  • Reuters - UK Focus2 days ago

    BUZZ-Provident Financial: Free fall

    ** British sub-prime lender Provident Financial -14%, the top pct loser on the FTSE Midcap Index for two days in a row ** The shares fell 13 pct on Tuesday after co said expects to report a loss of about ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 days ago

    Energy, mining stocks drag Britain's FTSE lower

    Oil and mining companies dragged Britain's FTSE 100 index to a negative close on Tuesday, tracking energy and metals prices lower, after gaining earlier in the session on a fall in sterling. The blue chip ...

  • Why Provident Financial plc could be flashing a warning for 2018
    Fool.co.uk3 days ago

    Why Provident Financial plc could be flashing a warning for 2018

    Provident Financial plc (LON: PFG) could experience a difficult year.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Provident Financial lays blame at doorstep as divisional losses rise

    Sub-prime lenders, such as Provident Financial, have seen rapid growth in Britain over the decade since the financial crisis, as banks cut back on risky lending and years of austerity have forced poorer people to borrow more. Provident Financial said Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn units had both started talking to the FCA with a "view to reaching a resolution to their respective investigations".

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 days ago

    Provident Financial lays blame at doorstep as divisional losses rise

    Provident Financial (Other OTC: FPLPF - news) expects to report a loss of about 120 million pounds ($165 million) in its consumer credit division for 2017 as it struggles to win back customers following problems at its door-to-door lending business. Lansdowne and AQR Capital Management were among 11 hedge funds with outstanding shorts in Provident above a threshold of 0.5 percent, showed filings with the British regulator.

  • Here Are the U.K.'s Big Winners and Battered Losers of 2017
    Bloomberg22 days ago

    Here Are the U.K.'s Big Winners and Battered Losers of 2017

    From Provident Financial Plc’s 66 percent plunge in a day to Carillion Plc shedding two-thirds of its value in three sessions, there’s been no shortage of drama in U.K. stocks this year.

  • One turnaround stock I’d buy with Provident Financial plc in December
    Fool.co.uklast month

    One turnaround stock I’d buy with Provident Financial plc in December

    Roland Head updates his outlook on Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) and highlights a high-yield stock he rates as a buy.

  • Reuterslast month

    European shares slip in cyclical-defensive tug of war

    European shares slipped on Tuesday as cyclical stocks fell, while dwindling enthusiasm over a U.S. tax bill weighed on financial service providers. The pan-European STOXX 600 index, fresh from its best day in six weeks, fell 0.2 percent, as weak financials and healthcare shares outweighed a rally in consumer staples and utilities, while tech stocks rebounded, tracking U.S. peers. "It's been noticeable there has been a distinct sector rotation over the last week which is impacting the momentum of the market," wrote Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid in a note.

  • Reuterslast month

    FTSE slips on recovering sterling, cyclical falls

    Britain's main share index gave up early gains on Tuesday to close slightly lower, as sterling picked itself up from a session low on the back of timid optimism about a Brexit deal. The blue chip FTSE 100 index ended the session 0.2 percent lower at 7,327.50 points, joining the pan-European STOXX index in negative territory. While a weaker pound initially supported the index, the currency later cut losses to trade just slightly lower, which put pressure on Britain's blue chips.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Britain's FTSE slips on recovering sterling, cyclical falls

    Britain's main share index gave up early gains on Tuesday to close slightly lower, as sterling picked itself up from a session low on the back of timid optimism about a Brexit deal. The blue chip FTSE ...

  • Provident Financial car loans firm Moneybarns faces FCA probe
    Sky Newslast month

    Provident Financial car loans firm Moneybarns faces FCA probe

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in embattled doorstep lender Provident Financial (Other OTC: FPLPF - news) have plunged 12% on news its car loan brand Moneybarn is facing a regulatory investigation. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was to examine affordability assessments for car finance and the treatment of consumers in financial difficulties. Peter Crook paid the price for financial difficulties in its consumer credit business linked to reforms under his watch, including the launch of a new computer system for doorstep collections which frequently sent staff to the wrong places at the wrong time.

  • Provident hit again as UK regulator opens new probe
    Reuterslast month

    Provident hit again as UK regulator opens new probe

    Provident said on Tuesday the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had launched an investigation into Moneybarn, its car and van financing arm, focusing on how it assesses whether customers can afford to take on credit and how it deals with borrowers who cannot repay loans. The FCA is already investigating Provident's Vanquis Bank. Sub-prime lenders such as Provident Financial have seen rapid growth in Britain since the financial crisis, as banks cut back on risky lending and years of austerity have forced poorer people to borrow more.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Provident hit again as UK regulator opens new probe

    Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 5 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog has launched a second probe into Provident Financial (Other OTC: FPLPF - news) 's lending practices, dealing a fresh blow to a company struggling to revive its door-to-door operations and sending its shares down as much as 16 percent. Provident said on Tuesday the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had launched an investigation into Moneybarn, its car and van financing arm, focusing on how it assesses whether customers can afford to take on credit and how it deals with borrowers who cannot repay loans. The FCA is already investigating Provident's Vanquis Bank.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Britain's FTSE edges up as pound dips on Brexit deadlock

    The UK's top share index edged up on Tuesday, outperforming European peers as sterling slid in the wake of Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to clinch a deal to open post-Brexit free trade talks with ...

  • Provident Plunges as FCA Starts Probe Into Car Finance Arm
    Bloomberglast month

    Provident Plunges as FCA Starts Probe Into Car Finance Arm

    Provident Financial Plc shares and bonds fell in London trading after the Financial Conduct Authority started an investigation into the subprime lender’s car finance division.

  • Why I’d buy more of this small-cap stock over Provident Financial plc
    Fool.co.uk2 months ago

    Why I’d buy more of this small-cap stock over Provident Financial plc

    Paul Summers thinks this market minnow is a far better buy than beaten-up Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG).

  • Provident Financial's executive chairman Manjit Wolstenholme dead at 53
    Sky News2 months ago

    Provident Financial's executive chairman Manjit Wolstenholme dead at 53

    Embattled doorstep lender Provident Financial (Other OTC: FPLPF - news) is mourning its executive chairman Manjit Wolstenholme. The company said it was with "profound sadness" that it had to share the news that Ms Wolstenholme had passed away suddenly on Thursday. Ms Wolstenholme, who was 53, had been running Provident Financial since the company's chief executive for the previous decade, Peter Crook, stepped down in August following two profits warnings in three months.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Provident Financial says Executive Chairman Manjit Wolstenholme dead

    British subprime lender Provident Financial Plc said Executive Chairman Manjit Wolstenholme died at age 53 on Thursday. The troubled lender had appointed Wolstenholme to the position in August, with the ...

  • Reuters2 months ago

    Provident Financial chairman Manjit Wolstenholme dies suddenly

    Wolstenholme, who joined Provident's board in 2007, became executive chairman of the subprime lender in August after Peter Crook, who was its CEO for more than 10 years, stepped down. Provident's Senior Independent Director Malcolm Le May will take over as interim executive chairman, it said in a statement on Friday announcing Wolstenholme's death. Manjit was known and respected for her achievements," Le May said.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Provident Financial chairman Manjit Wolstenholme dies suddenly

    Former investment banker Manjit Wolstenholme, who took over the running of troubled British doorstep lender Provident Financial (Other OTC: FPLPF - news) three months ago, has died suddenly at the age of 53. Wolstenholme, who joined Provident's board in 2007, became executive chairman of the subprime lender in August after Peter Crook, who was its CEO for more than 10 years, stepped down. Provident's Senior Independent Director Malcolm Le May will take over as interim executive chairman, it said in a statement on Friday announcing Wolstenholme's death.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

    European shares edged higher in early deals on Friday, underpinned by gains among heavyweight consumer goods firms as the pan-European STOXX 600 index was set to snap a two-week losing streak. The STOXX 600 index was 0.1 percent higher, while Germany's DAX advanced 0.2 percent. The growing prospect of a grand coalition in Germany also boosted sentiment around the region's equities, as the DAX has been stuck around the 13,000-point level for the past two weeks.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Cabot Credit Management latest victim of London IPO market, Bakkavor trades up

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  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Short seller Kerrisdale targets Woodford-backed Prothena

    Hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short position in drugmaker Prothena, a company backed by UK investor Neil Woodford, calling it "the next big biotech blowup". Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in the company, which is headquartered in Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) and listed on Nasdaq (Frankfurt: 813516 - news) , fell 9 percent on Wednesday following the news.

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