Nisa Investment Advisors LLC maintained its stake in First Cash Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 12,300 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in First Cash Financial Services were worth $631,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of FCFS. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in First Cash Financial Services during the fourth quarter worth approximately $9,529,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in First Cash Financial Services by 55.0% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 144,290 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,646,000 after buying an additional 51,177 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in First Cash Financial Services by 42.0% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 111,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,140,000 after buying an additional 33,000 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in First Cash Financial Services during the first quarter worth approximately $1,411,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in First Cash Financial Services by 2.7% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 970,602 shares of the company’s stock worth $44,706,000 after buying an additional 25,623 shares during the period.

First Cash Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS) traded down 0.58% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $46.56. The company had a trading volume of 287,926 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $51.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $47.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.76 and a beta of 0.90. First Cash Financial Services Inc. has a 12 month low of $29.64 and a 12 month high of $53.95.

First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.04. The business earned $181.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.75 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.51 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that First Cash Financial Services Inc. will post $2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 24th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 10th were given a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 8th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.07%. First Cash Financial Services’s payout ratio is 25.38%.

A number of analysts recently commented on FCFS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Cash Financial Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on First Cash Financial Services from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Sterne Agee CRT upgraded First Cash Financial Services from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of First Cash Financial Services in a research report on Friday, September 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded First Cash Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.75.

First Cash Financial Services Company Profile

First Cash Financial Services, Inc is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. The Company’s primary business is the operation of full-service pawn stores, which make small pawn loans secured by personal property, such as consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments.

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