Analyst Ratings for First Cash Financial Services Inc (FCFS)

Updated: 2016-08-31

A number of analysts gave price targets for FCFS. The most optimistic price target was 57, which equates to a potential upside of 9.59 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital losses of -3.86 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -9.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FCFS to grow at a rate of 18.95 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. FCFS has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

FCFS has traded between a high of 53.95 and a low of 29.64 over the past year. 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's next earnings release will be on 2016-10-18, which is -1063 days away.