First Cash Financial Services Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (NASDAQ:FCFS)
First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the stock, American Banking and Market News reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.80.
Shares of First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) traded down 3.46% on Monday, hitting $47.15. 27,147 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. First Cash Financial Services has a 52-week low of $46.01 and a 52-week high of $64.06. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $51.18 and a 200-day moving average of $56.41. The company has a market cap of $1.365 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.69.
First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 17th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.66. The company had revenue of $169.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $166.26 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.68 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that First Cash Financial Services will post $3.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
FCFS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott cut their price target on shares of First Cash Financial Services from $56.00 to $54.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have a “fair value” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of First Cash Financial Services from $58.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of First Cash Financial Services from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 18th.
First Cash Financial Services, Inc is an operator of retail-based pawn and consumer finance stores in the United States and Mexico.
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