Analysts at Peel Hunt Reiterated their “Hold” rating for Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG). The Price Target Given is GBX 870.00; Bloomin Brands (BLMN) Sentiment Is 0.82

BloominÂ’ Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.04 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, U.S. and International. It has a 28.8 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurant portfolio has four concepts: Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; CarrabbaÂ’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and FlemingÂ’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse.

In an analyst note sent to investors and clients on today, Peel Hunt reconfirmed their “Hold” rating on Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG)‘s stock. The target price would suggest a potential upside of 2.78% from firm’s last stock close price.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $7.99 million activity.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $22.35. About 1.17M shares traded. Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (BLMN) has risen 8.82% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.88% the S&P500.

Analysts await Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.38 EPS, up 22.58% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.31 per share. BLMN’s profit will be $34.68M for 14.70 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Bloomin' Brands, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 216.67% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Bloomin’ Brands’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Bloomin’ Brands, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. BLMN was included in 4 notes of analysts from January 17, 2017. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of BLMN in report on Thursday, January 19 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 17 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, February 23, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse.

Kestrel Investment Management Corp holds 2.84% of its portfolio in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. for 456,025 shares. Denver Investment Advisors Llc owns 849,606 shares or 0.73% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Earnest Partners Llc has 0.71% invested in the company for 4.02 million shares. The Virginia-based Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc has invested 0.6% in the stock. Foundry Partners Llc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 693,112 shares.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 insider sales for $31.57 million activity. 12,398 shares valued at $843,064 were sold by Everett Nora Mary on Wednesday, October 18. MCCAUGHAN JAMES P sold $3.78M worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) on Tuesday, September 5. SHAFF KAREN E also sold $1.16M worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) on Wednesday, October 18. The insider SCHOLTEN GARY P sold $1.74M. Houston Daniel Joseph also sold $2.59 million worth of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) on Wednesday, October 18. The insider Valdes Luis E. sold 47,662 shares worth $3.34M.

The stock decreased 7.89% or GBX 72.6 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 847.4. About 1.63 million shares traded or 49.35% up from the average. Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has 0.00% since January 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $1.36 EPS, up 7.09% or $0.09 from last year’s $1.27 per share. PFG’s profit will be $1.98 million for 155.77 P/E if the $1.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.28 actual EPS reported by Provident Financial plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.25% EPS growth.

Among 17 analysts covering Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Provident Financial PLC has GBX 3845 highest and GBX 483 lowest target. GBX 1664.94’s average target is 96.48% above currents GBX 847.4 stock price. Provident Financial PLC had 194 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 16 by Liberum Capital. As per Tuesday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. The rating was maintained by Societe Generale on Friday, February 19 with “Hold”. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, June 24 by Shore Capital. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, February 12 report. The rating was maintained by Panmure Gordon with “Hold” on Tuesday, February 23. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Tuesday, May 23. The stock of Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) earned “Under Review” rating by Shore Capital on Tuesday, August 22. The company was maintained on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets.

Provident Financial plc provides personal credit products to non-standard lending market in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Poland. The company has market cap of 1.23 billion GBP. The firm 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. It has a 6.01 P/E ratio. It serves 2.4 million clients through its network of branches, call centers, and Websites.