Curo Group Holdings Corp (CURO) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.50.

A number of equities analysts have commented on CURO shares. Stephens started coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued an “overweight” rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. William Blair started coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Curo Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday.

In other Curo Group news, insider William C. Baker acquired 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $168,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Donald Gayhardt acquired 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $420,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 57,000 shares of company stock valued at $798,000.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CURO. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Curo Group during the fourth quarter valued at $427,000. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Curo Group during the fourth quarter valued at $1,634,000. Ascend Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Curo Group during the fourth quarter valued at $2,109,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Curo Group during the fourth quarter valued at $4,224,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Curo Group during the fourth quarter valued at $5,446,000. 29.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Curo Group (CURO) opened at $17.50 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 4.84, a current ratio of 4.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.56. The stock has a market cap of $772.25 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.91. Curo Group has a 12 month low of $13.50 and a 12 month high of $17.89.

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Curo Group Company Profile

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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