FirstCash Story

FCFS -- USA Stock  

USD 99.93  0.91  0.90%

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By Ellen Johnson
In defiance of relatively weak forward-looking signals, FirstCash reported solid returns over the last few months and may actually be approaching a breakup point. What is FirstCash Target Price Odds to finish over Current Price? In regard to normal probability distribution, the odds of FirstCash to move above current price in 30 days from now is about 5.37%. The FirstCash probability density function shows the probability of FirstCash Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 30 days . Given the investment horizon of 30 days, FirstCash has beta of 0.1526 suggesting as returns on market go up, FirstCash average returns are expected to increase less than the benchmark. However during bear market, the loss on holding FirstCash will be expected to be much smaller as well. Additionally, the company has an alpha of 0.4642 implying that it can potentially generate 0.4642% excess return over S&P 500 after adjusting for the inherited market risk (beta).
Anything left for FirstCash in April?

This firm currently holds 590.89M in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 44.8 indicating the company may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations. The company has Current Ratio of 5.82 suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when they are due. FirstCash dividends can provide a clue to current valuation of the stock. The firm one year expected dividend income is about $0.41 per share. Earning per share calculations of the stock is based on official Zacks consensus of 4 analysts regarding FirstCash future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 97.57%, the future earnings per share of the company is estimated to be 2.38 with lowest and highest values of 2.31 and 2.45 respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for the organisation is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses.


FirstCash has beta of 0.83. As returns on market increase, FirstCash returns are expected to increase less than the market. However during bear market, the loss on holding FirstCash will be expected to be smaller as well. The latest price spikes of FirstCash could raise concerns from investors as the firm closed today at a share price of 87.65 on 106993 in volume. The company directors and management were quite successful positioning the firm components to exploit market volatility in April 2019. The stock standard deviation of daily returns for 30 days (very short) investing horizon is currently 1.4103. The below-average Stock volatility is a good sign for a longer term investment options and for buy-and-hold investors. FirstCash reports 2.62% shares owned by insiders. FirstCash is selling for 89.13. This is 1.00 percent up. Started trading at 89.13. FirstCash Quick Ratio is increasing over the last 5 years. Moreover, FirstCash Operating Income is increasing over the last 5 years. The previous year value of FirstCash Operating Income was 83,614,498.


Taking everything into account, our overall buy/sell advice on the enterprise is Strong Buy. FirstCash is currently overvalued with low probability of financial unrest for the next two years.

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FirstCash exotic insider transaction detected

FirstCash insider trading alert for general transaction of options by Love Joe R, the corporate stakeholder, on August 18, 2019. This event was filed by Firstcash Inc with SEC on 2006-02-24. Statement of changes in beneficial ownership - SEC Form 4 [view details]   

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Ellen Johnson
   Ellen Johnson is a Member of Macroaxs Editorial Board. Ellen covers public companies in North America focusing primarily on valuation and volatility. Six years of experience in predictive investment analytics and risk management. View Profile
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Story Momentum

This media report from Macroaxis distributed on March 1, 2019 was a factor to the next trading day price decrease.The overall trading delta against the next closing price was 1.22% . The overall trading delta when the story was published against the current closing price is 13.69% .

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