Analyst Ratings for First Cash Financial Services Inc (FCFS)

Updated: 2016-08-31

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FCFS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, implying potential capital gains of 9.59 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 50, implying potential capital losses of -3.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -9.5 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.1 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

FCFS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.95 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of FCFS is 1.39.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FCFS hit 53.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 29.64. Today's price is 75.47 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.6 percent. FCFS has a P/E 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.