Analysts Set $20.33 Price Target for Curo Group Holdings Corp (CURO)

Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the three analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Analysts have set a 1-year consensus price target of $20.33 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.73 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Curo Group an industry rank of 31 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Curo Group in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on Curo Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on Curo Group in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. William Blair assumed coverage on Curo Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Curo Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Curo Group (CURO) opened at $16.61 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.56, a quick ratio of 4.84 and a current ratio of 4.84. Curo Group has a fifty-two week low of $13.50 and a fifty-two week high of $17.89.

In related news, Director Dale E. Williams purchased 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $210,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider William C. Baker purchased 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.00 per share, for a total transaction of $168,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 57,000 shares of company stock worth $798,000.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Curo Group stock. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 386,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,446,000. Citadel Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.87% of Curo Group as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 29.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Curo Group

CURO Group Holdings Corp. is a technology enabled and diversified consumer finance company. The Company operates in the United States under two principal brands, Speedy Cash and Rapid Cash, and Avio Credit. In the United Kingdom, the Company operates online as Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans. The Company has three reportable operating segments: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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