News headlines about FirstCash (NYSE:FCFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FirstCash earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 48.4893516638169 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Comparing FirstCash (FCFS) and Stonegate Mortgage (SGM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades FirstCash (FCFS) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2019 EPS Estimates for FirstCash Inc Increased by Analyst (FCFS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Set Expectations for FirstCash Inc’s Q4 2018 Earnings (FCFS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Contrasting Navient (NAVI) and FirstCash (FCFS) (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on FCFS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FirstCash from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Wedbush set a $75.00 target price on shares of FirstCash and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine downgraded shares of FirstCash from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of FirstCash from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of FirstCash in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $67.43.
FirstCash (NYSE:FCFS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The credit services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.01. FirstCash had a net margin of 6.41% and a return on equity of 8.45%. The business had revenue of $435.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $418.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.58 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 66.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that FirstCash will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current year.
FirstCash Company Profile
FirstCash, Inc, formerly First Cash Financial Services, Inc, is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. The Company’s primary business is the operation of full-service pawn stores, which make small pawn loans secured by personal property, such as consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments.
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