Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Provident Fin. LSE:PFG London Ordinary Share GB00B1Z4ST84 ORD 20 8/11P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -84.00p -2.83% 2,883.00p 2,893.00p 2,896.00p 2,966.00p 2,876.00p 2,966.00p 284,759 16:35:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonequity Investment Instruments 1,113.1 273.6 151.8 19.0 4,238.01

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19/9/201616:05PFG504
05/10/201213:48good for a short on tonights PANORAMA?6
06/1/200913:42PROVIDENT FINANCIAL GROUP.19
14/2/200617:18TREAT THE KIDS AT EASTER WITH A PFG SHORT!60
08/4/200510:24An expanding company13

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26/9/2016
09:20
Provident Fin. Daily Update: Provident Fin. is listed in the Nonequity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PFG. The last closing price for Provident Fin. was 2,967p.
Provident Fin. has a 4 week average price of 2,988.53p and a 12 week average price of 2,785.62p.
The 1 year high share price is 3,654p while the 1 year low share price is currently 2,125p.
There are currently 147,000,131 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 214,313 shares. The market capitalisation of Provident Fin. is £4,238,013,776.73.
30/10/2015
19:16
wad collector: Last weeks Sunday Times say sell; bizarre that Liberum come up with a £23.99 value (bizarre in itself to choose such a precise but non-multiple number - almost as if somebody had got hold of Daddy's computer) I am too old to take much notice of one broker's sell note but it would explain the dip this week. Inside the City: Provident must pray economy won’t catch cold Danny Fortson Published: 25 October 2015 Print If you happen to be a sub-prime lender like Provident Financial, these are the best of times Alamy If you happen to be a sub-prime lender like Provident Financial, these are the best of times Alamy HOW depressing. The clocks went back this morning, signalling even shorter days, longer nights, and bad weather. If you happen to be a sub-prime lender like Provident Financial, these are the best of times. For it is around now that we venture online for bouts of retail therapy and Christmas gift scouting. Provident has been on an absolute tear, as you can see from our chart. Its share price has surged an astonishing 71% in the past year to close on Friday at £35.57, valuing the company at £5.2bn. The dividend yield is better than 4% to boot. What’s not to like? Well, a lot. Last year, non-mortgage household debt in the UK surged by 9%, the fastest rate in a decade, according to PwC. By the end of this year, the average household will owe more than £10,000 on credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts. After seven years of record-low interest rates, Britain has fallen back in love with debt. But what happens when interest rates start ticking up? Or if wage growth softens? Provident’s debt collectors visit 1m households a week. Those visits will be less welcome — and less profitable — when the economic weather changes. Chief executive Peter Crook has done a fine job of spreading Provident’s tentacles into just about every corner of the market for debtors who can’t get credit from the banks. Its star performer is Vanquis Bank, which offers credit cards. But it also has car finance arm Moneybarn and Satsuma, purveyor of 1,575% rate personal loans. Next year the company will launch Glo, a guarantor loan arm that offers bigger lines of credit guaranteed by a friend or family member. Provident’s shares now trade at more than 18 times 2016 earnings estimates. When the financial reckoning comes, a lot of debts will go unpaid. Provident has proved adept at managing in that tricky world, but investors are giving it a bit too much credit, so to speak. Liberum Capital thinks the stock is worth £23.99. I’m not sure that is the right number, but I agree that now is the time to take profits. Sell.
23/1/2015
20:00
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16/10/2013
08:55
ganthorpe: An IMS due tomorrow. Is this the cause of the modest fall in the share price? It is hard to see what bad news can be in it. The progressive reduction in the cost of borrowing must be positive and the weakness in the traditional business is well known, whist Vanquis seems to be going strongly. The Eastern European developments may not be up to plan but they seem unlikely to be big enough to make a significant difference. Shares still include the 31P interim divi till Oct 30. GAN
11/3/2011
19:42
wad collector: The Independent was advising Sell last week, because the hedge funds are betting the shares will fall."Provident is secretive about its cash position and analysts suspect it can't afford its dividend". However ; Peter Crook, chief executive, said: "People who shorted the stock have lost a lot of money as the share price has rallied since November. "We have very tight lending criteria. There are lots of people carrying too much debt ... we don't lend to them." He said the cuts would affect about 1 per cent of customers. Funds including Odey Asset Management, Adelphi Capital and Fortelus Capital have reduced their positions in the last few days, according to the company. The proportion of shares in Provident shorted has fallen from 20.7 per cent in January to 17 per cent but it remains the most shorted stock in the FTSE 250, according to Data Explorers. Hedge funds shorting seems to be a self -fulfilling prophecy these days, but to a long term holder are largely irrelevant.More fool those who sell at the dips.The balance sheet looks strong enough to me.Happy to hold, and hoping that the shorters can let me buy some back cheaper soon.
26/10/2010
16:37
wllmherk: any reason for the late collapse in the share price ?
22/10/2010
08:58
taylor20: Close to £10m shares traded in the last month, presumably this is what has been driving the price down. We should get an RNS which might clarify the situation (any more shares to be dumped?). Can't say I'm looking for huge growth here (that's one of the things that tripped Cattles up), just a steady yield with slowly increasing cover. Trimmed back my holding to a token amount on yesterdays drop. It has cost me in the short term, but I'm vary wary of taking management on their word after the Cattles debacle. I'm always wary when two shares in the same sector have very divergent share price performance (SUS vs PFG).
16/6/2010
11:37
taylor20: Could not understand the attraction of those 7% bonds they just flogged when you could by into an 8% yield with capital appreciation by buying the ordinaries at £8? Following this rise and SUS's fall, both SUS & PFG have a yield of 7% at the moment. Think I will sit tight until the share price is well north of £10.
28/7/2009
13:33
canford cllffs: Drop seems a bit harsh - tipped in Money Morning; A financial stock to buy now In this sort of environment, where credit is tight and everyone's feeling the squeeze, the financials we would be interested in buying are the ones who are practised at dealing with the tougher end of the market. For example, a genuine sub-prime lender such as Provident Financial (LSE: PFG), the doorstep lender, looks attractive. Despite increasingly cautious lending policies – its Vanquis credit card unit knocked back a staggering 82% of applications in the first quarter (up from 80% the previous quarter) - the group is still seeing customer growth. This is one lender we'd feel pretty comfortable about investing in right now - the share price has been range-bound for quite some time, but with a dividend yield of more than 7%, you're being amply rewarded while you wait for the market to catch on.
02/4/2009
12:59
wad collector: Ex Date is the date when share goes "ex dividend" (xd) and buying the share after that date does not entitle buyers to receive the most recently declared dividend. That is why normally on the day that a share goes "ex dividend", its share price will fall. Payment Date is the date when the dividend is payable to shareholders on the register at the Record Date. Record Date is the date on which a shareholder must officially own shares in order to be entitled to the dividend. This is usually a few days after the ex dividend date. It is the date when the registrar actually instructs the company as to who is the beneficial owner of the shares for later dividend payment. Thats off the Advfn site which I see doesn't actually answer the question Here's one that does http://www.investopedia.com/articles/02/110802.asp In a sense the answer is obvious , that you can sell it on the ex-div day to keep the dividend hence the share price fall, though the above does not make it that clear .The reason is that the 3 days which it takes for the register to be altered takes you past the ex-record date so your name is on the register still on the ex-record date, even if you sell on the XD day. Hope that clarifys !
16/7/2007
16:50
gj2: For every one old (10 4/11 pence) PFG share, you now have half a new (20 8/11 pence) PFG share and a full new IPF share. And it works out correctly : - old PFG closed at 708 ish on Friday - now have new PFG (0.5*940) + new IPF (1*263) =(470+263)=726p i.e. up 18p or just over 2% tday. When I did the calsulation earlier today, we were just under 1% up. Looking at the circular on ADVFN, it appears those with a fractional entitlement (due to holding an odd number of old PFG shares) get a cheque for the single old PFG that cant't get converted. Geoff
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