Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Provident Financial Group 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
  -37.00p -1.96% 1,852.00p 1,851.00p 1,853.00p 1,888.00p 1,841.00p 1,885.00p 695,753 16:35:24
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonequity Investment Instruments 1,183.2 343.9 181.8 10.2 2,736.83

Provident Financial (PFG) Latest News

More Provident Financial News
Provident Financial Takeover Rumours

Provident Financial (PFG) Share Charts

1 Year Provident Financial Chart

1 Year Provident Financial  Chart

1 Month Provident Financial Chart

1 Month Provident Financial  Chart

Intraday Provident Financial Chart

Intraday Provident Financial  Chart

Provident Financial (PFG) Discussions and Chat

Provident Financial Forums and Chat

Date Time Title Posts
15/8/201713:25good for a short on tonights PANORAMA?7
08/4/200510:24An expanding company13

Add a New Thread

Provident Financial (PFG) Most Recent Trades

No Trades
Trade Time Trade Price Trade Size Trade Value Trade Type
View all Provident Financial trades in real-time

Provident Financial (PFG) Top Chat Posts

Provident Financial Daily Update: Provident Financial Group is listed in the Nonequity Investment Instruments sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PFG. The last closing price for Provident Financial was 1,889p.
Provident Financial Group has a 4 week average price of 1,841p and a 12 week average price of 1,841p.
The 1 year high share price is 3,402p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,841p.
There are currently 147,776,911 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 683,123 shares. The market capitalisation of Provident Financial Group is £2,736,828,391.72.
fenners66: The share price is trying its best to make my ill timed sale at 2150 ( 2 years ago) - look like a smart move.... he who waits Rodney .....
bench2: I think part of the problem is a general derating of unsecured consumer credit companies . Even if the PFG board had stuck with the old system and we were looking at say an EPS estimate of 185-190p , the multiple attached to the forecast EPS has been shrinking . Just look at SUS , share price down from 2600p and just broken £20 support level . With the BOE warning about the increase in consumer debt levels , particularly car loans , it is hardly surprising investors are trying to de-weight this sector .
robinnicolson: I still wince when I remember an investment in 'city darling' Independent Insurance. A black hole was discovered in the accounts, the share price collapsed and the company went into liquidation. The CEO got 7 years inside for fraud. 16 years later IIG customers and employees are receiving some financial compensation but there is nothing for shareholders.
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.
jeffcranbounre: Provident Financial is featured in today's ADVFN podcast. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here> In today's podcast: - Technical Analyst and PR at Zak Mir chatting and charting Quindell, Gulf Keystone Petroleum, Tesco, Royal Mail, Anite and Blur. Zak on Twitter is @ZaksTradingCafe - The micro and macro news - Plus the broker forecasts   Every Tuesday is Ten Bagger Tuesday on the podcast. If you know of a stock, whose share price has the potential to increase ten fold, just click the link below. Ten Bagger Tuesday (All it involves is filling out a form that will take you around 5 minutes and you don't personally appear on the podcast). Once a week, on a Friday, I feature a tip from a listener to this podcast, if you'd like to suggest a stock click the link below: Suggest a stock (Again all it involves is filling out a form that will take you around 5 minutes and you don't personally appear on the podcast). You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes by clicking HERE To follow me on Twitter click HERE As a listener to the ADVFN podcast you can take advantage of some exclusive first year discounts on popular subscriptions: Bronze - £50 (normally £73.82/year) Silver - £145 (normally £173.71/year) Level 2 - £350 (normally £472.94/year) Call 0207 0700 961 and ask for the ADVFN Podcast discount to take advantage of these reduced rates or just CLICK HERE for more information. Please DO NOT buy any stock recommended in this podcast basely solely on what you hear. The opinions in this podcasts are just that, opinions. Please do you own research before investing. Justin    
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
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.
wllmherk: any reason for the late collapse in the share price ?
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).
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.
Provident Financial share price data is direct from the London Stock Exchange
Your Recent History
Gulf Keyst..
FTSE 100
UK Sterlin..
Stocks you've viewed will appear in this box, letting you easily return to quotes you've seen previously.

Register now to create your own custom streaming stock watchlist.

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P:33 V: D:20170819 22:34:44