First Cash Financial Services Inc (FCFS) was Upgraded by JMP Securities to ” Mkt Outperform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Mkt Perform ” on the company shares. JMP Securities advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 13, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on First Cash Financial Services Inc. Wedbush Initiated First Cash Financial Services Inc on Oct 11, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $58.Jefferies Resumed First Cash Financial Services Inc on Sep 2, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $60.
On the company’s financial health, First Cash Financial Services Inc reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.47. The company had revenue of $181.98 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $178.83 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.
First Cash Financial Services Inc closed down -0.68 points or -1.41% at $47.62 with 1,03,463 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $48.87, the shares hit an intraday low of $47.31 and an intraday high of $48.87 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.
In a different news, on Dec 16, 2015, Raul Ramos (SVP Latin American Operations) sold 30,000 shares at $37.66 per share price. According to the SEC, on Dec 14, 2015, Sean Moore (SVP Store Development) sold 10,000 shares at $39.24 per share price. On Jan 26, 2015, R Douglas Orr (EVP & Chief Financial Officer) sold 13,700 shares at $55.05 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
First Cash Financial Services Inc. is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the United States and Mexico. The Company is also involved in the purchase of secondhand goods as well as offer consumer financial services products. Its pawn stores generate retail sales from the merchandise acquired through collateral forfeitures and over-the-counter purchases from customers. In addition some of the Company’s pawn stores offer small consumer loans or credit services products. The Company owns and operates approximately 1247 stores in the United States Mexico and Guatemala. It operates consumer finance stores in Texas and Mexico which include credit services and small unsecured consumer loans. The items the Company sells primarily consist of pre-owned consumer electronics jewelry power tools household appliances sporting goods and musical instruments.