Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact First Cash Financial Services (FCFS) Share Price

News articles about First Cash Financial Services (NYSE:FCFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Cash Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.8648692457583 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

FCFS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of First Cash Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of First Cash Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of First Cash Financial Services in a research note on Monday, February 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. First Cash Financial Services presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $71.83.

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FCFS stock opened at $83.85 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $3,936.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.60, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.62. First Cash Financial Services has a one year low of $47.75 and a one year high of $85.10. The company has a quick ratio of 4.69, a current ratio of 6.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.



First Cash Financial Services (NYSE:FCFS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $480.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $467.32 million. First Cash Financial Services had a net margin of 8.08% and a return on equity of 8.86%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.77 earnings per share. analysts predict that First Cash Financial Services will post 3.29 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO R Douglas Orr sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.43, for a total transaction of $367,150.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 172,000 shares in the company, valued at $12,629,960. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Thomas Brent Stuart acquired 1,080 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $73.64 per share, for a total transaction of $79,531.20. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 8,283 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $609,960.12. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 23,690 shares of company stock valued at $1,866,928. Insiders own 2.75% of the company’s stock.

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First Cash Financial Services Company Profile

FirstCash, Inc operates retail-based pawn and consumer finance stores in the United States and Mexico. Its pawn stores lend money on the collateral of pledged personal property, including consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and retails previously owned merchandise acquired through pawn forfeitures, as well as through purchases from the general public.

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