PROVIDENT FINL/S (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

PROVIDENT FINL/S (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Provident Financial plc provides financial services. It 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. The company operates primarily in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Poland. Provident Financial plc is headquartered in Bradford, the United Kingdom. “

Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Virtu Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th.

PROVIDENT FINL/S stock traded down $0.37 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.84. The stock had a trading volume of 4,129 shares, compared to its average volume of 822. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 4.11 and a current ratio of 4.11. PROVIDENT FINL/S has a 52-week low of $4.84 and a 52-week high of $8.94. The company has a market capitalization of $772.29 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.81 and a beta of 0.09. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $5.66.

About PROVIDENT FINL/S

Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to the non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The company offers credit cards; consumer credit, including unsecured and online instalment loans; and finance for cars and light commercial vehicles. It serves 2.5 million customers through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.

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