Analyst Ratings for Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, RCII received an average rating of Hold.

3 analysts declared RCII a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RCII. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying a possible profit of 25.2 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 8, implying a possible loss of -37.4 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 downwards for this quarter, by about -6.25 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -6.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -5.63 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 17.21 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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

RCII has traded between a high of 13.73 and a low of 7.76 over the past year. Currently the stock is 64.69 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.92 percent. RCII has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RCII value stock report compares RCII to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.67613 billion. RCII's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.