Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) EVP William C. Baker sold 56,844 shares of Curo Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $1,792,291.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of CURO traded up $0.51 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $31.07. The stock had a trading volume of 422,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 226,530. Curo Group Holdings Corp has a one year low of $13.50 and a one year high of $32.20. The company has a market cap of $1.43 billion and a PE ratio of 16.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.91, a current ratio of 5.35 and a quick ratio of 5.35.

Curo Group (NYSE:CURO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 30th. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.01). Curo Group had a net margin of 5.94% and a return on equity of 175.82%. The firm had revenue of $248.98 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $238.73 million. analysts expect that Curo Group Holdings Corp will post 2.36 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on CURO shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Curo Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Curo Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on shares of Curo Group from $32.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. Finally, Stephens set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Curo Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Hood River Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Curo Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $18,372,000. BlackRock Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Curo Group during the 1st quarter worth about $6,010,000. Castleark Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Curo Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $7,060,000. Millennium Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Curo Group by 445.5% during the 2nd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 289,101 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,213,000 after buying an additional 236,105 shares during the period. Finally, Nantahala Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Curo Group by 23.5% during the 2nd quarter. Nantahala Capital Management LLC now owns 1,229,999 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,688,000 after buying an additional 234,400 shares during the period. 45.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Curo Group

CURO Group Holdings Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides consumer finance to a range of underbanked consumers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It offers unsecured installment loans, secured installment loans, open-end loans, and single-pay loans, as well as ancillary financial products, including check cashing, proprietary reloadable prepaid debit cards, credit protection insurance, gold buying, retail installment sales, and money transfer services.

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