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Analysts at Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock.

Shares of First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) traded down 0.74% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $56.47. The stock had a trading volume of 159,093 shares. First Cash Financial Services has a one year low of $46.01 and a one year high of $64.06. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $57.20 and a 200-day moving average of $53.62. The company has a market cap of $1.608 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.29.

First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $165.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.54 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.57 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that First Cash Financial Services will post $3.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of First Cash Financial Services from $50.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Analysts at Burke & Quick initiated coverage on shares of First Cash Financial Services in a research note on Thursday, July 10th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.80.

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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