Analyst Ratings for First Cash Financial Services Inc (FCFS)

Updated: 2016-08-31

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FCFS. The highest price target was 57, implying a possible profit of 9.59 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential downside of -3.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -9.5 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.21 percent. 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 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

FCFS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 18.95 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of FCFS is 1.39.

In the last 52-weeks, FCFS has achieved a high of 53.95 and a low of 29.64. Currently the stock is 75.47 percent higher than its 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 market cap of FCFS is $1.48 billion. FCFS will post this quarters earnings in -764 days, on 2016-10-18.