Analyst Ratings for First Cash Financial Services Inc (FCFS)

Updated: 2016-08-31

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FCFS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, which equates to a potential upside of 9.59 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential downside of -3.86 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of FCFS is 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 lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of FCFS is $1.48 billion. FCFS's next earnings release will be on 2016-10-18, which is -888 days away.