PROVIDENT FINL/S (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) shares reached a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $6.03 and last traded at $6.03, with a volume of 2513 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.51.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on FPLPY. ValuEngine upgraded PROVIDENT FINL/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded PROVIDENT FINL/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 18th.

The company has a quick ratio of 4.11, a current ratio of 4.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. The company has a market capitalization of $893.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.73 and a beta of 0.07.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.117 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.6%.

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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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