Research analysts at Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of FirstCash Inc (NASDAQ:FCFS) in a research note issued on Wednesday. The brokerage set an “outperform” rating and a $73.00 price target on the credit services provider’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 15.87% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FirstCash from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of FirstCash from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $58.55 to $58.00 in a report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of FirstCash from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, CL King cut shares of FirstCash from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. FirstCash has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.14.

Shares of FirstCash (FCFS) opened at 63.00 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $60.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $55.47. The firm has a market cap of $3.01 billion, a PE ratio of 34.11 and a beta of 0.90. FirstCash has a 52 week low of $39.80 and a 52 week high of $63.60.

FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The credit services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $416.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.65 million. FirstCash had a net margin of 3.66% and a return on equity of 4.10%. The firm’s revenue was up 128.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.51 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that FirstCash will post $2.66 EPS for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in FCFS. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of FirstCash in the second quarter valued at about $609,000. Sterling Capital Management LLC lifted its position in FirstCash by 56.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 28,057 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,636,000 after buying an additional 10,115 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its position in FirstCash by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 4,160 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $242,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Earnest Partners LLC lifted its position in FirstCash by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Earnest Partners LLC now owns 1,451,425 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $84,618,000 after buying an additional 21,038 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its position in FirstCash by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,148,454 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $66,961,000 after buying an additional 32,239 shares in the last quarter.

About FirstCash

FirstCash, Inc, formerly 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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