First Cash Financial Services Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (NASDAQ:FCFS)
First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are covering the company, Analyst RN reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $55.31.
First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) traded down 1.02% on Friday, hitting $56.41. 30,092 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’s 50-day moving average is $55.30 and its 200-day moving average is $53.32. The company has a market cap of $1.633 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.47.
First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, April 17th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.68 earnings per share. First Cash Financial Services’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that First Cash Financial Services will post $3.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Burke & Quick initiated coverage on shares of First Cash Financial Services in a research note on Thursday. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of First Cash Financial Services from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 23rd. They now have a $49.20 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at HSBC initiated coverage on shares of First Cash Financial Services in a research note on Wednesday, April 23rd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock.
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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