Analyst Ratings for First Cash Financial Services Inc (FCFS)

Updated: 2016-08-31

A number of analysts gave price targets for FCFS. The highest price target was 57, implying potential capital gains of 9.59 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying a possible loss of -3.86 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -9.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.21 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.1 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

FCFS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.95 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of FCFS is 1.39.

FCFS has a 52-week high of 53.95 and a 52-week low of 29.64. Today's price is 75.47 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.6 percent below the high. FCFS has a price/earnings ratio of 26.43. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FCFS value stock report compares FCFS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.48 billion. FCFS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2016-10-18, days from today.