FirstCash Inc (NASDAQ:FCFS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share on Tuesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 10th.
FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) opened at 44.25 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $2.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.76 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $44.74 and its 200-day moving average is $47.57. FirstCash has a 12 month low of $36.38 and a 12 month high of $53.29.
FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.01. The business earned $462.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $451.64 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 141.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.69 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that FirstCash will post $2.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on FCFS. JMP Securities decreased their target price on shares of FirstCash from $57.00 to $52.00 and set a “mkt outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. Wedbush decreased their price objective on shares of FirstCash from $53.00 to $50.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of FirstCash in a research report on Wednesday, December 14th. Stephens began coverage on shares of FirstCash in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $44.00 price objective for the company. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of FirstCash from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.11.
FirstCash, Inc, formerly First Cash Financial Services, Inc, is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the United States and Mexico. The Company’s primary business is the operation of pawn stores, which make small pawn loans secured by personal property. Its pawn stores generate retail sales from the merchandise acquired through collateral forfeitures and over-the-counter purchases from customers.