First Cash Financial Services Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (NASDAQ:FCFS)
Shares of First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are covering the stock, Stock Ratings News reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $58.80.
FCFS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of First Cash Financial Services in a research note on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Separately, 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. Finally, 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.
Shares of First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) traded up 0.32% on Friday, hitting $56.65. 33,139 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 $57.21 and its 200-day moving average is $53.64. The company has a market cap of $1.613 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.15.
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. On average, analysts predict that First Cash Financial Services will post $3.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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