Top 5 performing Stocks in last week
PFG LN Equity
CACC US Equity
IPF LN Equity
TREE US Equity
FLT US Equity
Worst 5 performing Stocks in last week
OPAY LN Equity
QIWI US Equity
NEWS US Equity
LC US Equity
SGM US Equity
* Returns are calculated for the week to local market close on Thursday
Provident Financial plc enjoyed a strong week in anticipation of results on that were released today. The results were indeed well received but in anticipation the shares ran strongly helped in part by some positive broker commentary.
Automobile finance company Credit Acceptance Corp hit a new 52 week high and closed the week up 4.05%. At present the shares are defying the unusually cautious consensus ‘hold’ recommendation expressed by the seven Wall Street analysts that cover the stock.
International Personal Finance Plc is another stock that the street sees as a hold. However in the past weeks it has enjoyed two upgrades to buy, first from Berenberg and this week from Numis. This recent positive commentary might explain the strong week – up 3.9%.
After strong full year results reported at the end of March and recent rights issue, Optimal Payments Plc has struggled to maintain recent gains and retreated over 10% last week. Fellow Payments company QIWI Plc also struggled, falling 5.7% and joining OPAY at the bottom of the leaderboard for the week.
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