For the next year, sell-side research firms are expecting EPS growth of 16.10% for FirstCash, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS). Analysts are predicting an EPS change of 38.80% for the current year. Tracking firm’s EPS may help to evaulate company stock value. Sell-side analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.40 on a consensus basis for the stock. On a number scale from 1 to 5, a 5 would represent a Strong Sell recommendation. A 1 rating would signify a Strong Buy. The same research analysts see shares reaching $92.00 within the next year on a consensus basis.When the stock portfolio is diversified, there is a good chance that some stocks will be winners and some will be losers. Regularly reviewing portfolio performance can help the investor stay the course. Keeping track of performance can help spot stocks that might no longer be beneficial to the goals of the investor. There may be times after a review where nothing needs to be adjusted, but staying ahead of the curve can put the individual in a good place when the investing waters become choppy.
Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently. Over the past twelve months, FirstCash, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS)’s stock was 23.54%. Over the last week of the month, it was 0.63%, 10.24% over the last quarter, and 15.82% for the past six months.
Over the past 50 days, FirstCash, Inc. stock’s -1.31% off of the high and 12.41% removed from the low. Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here. -6.31% (High), 34.85%, (Low).
Fundamental analysis examines the financial elements of a company, for example; sales, cash flow, profit and balance sheet. These numbers are then crunched to create theoretical valuations of companies.
Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares. EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital. FirstCash, Inc.’s EPS for the trailing 12 months is 3.38. Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Financial sector.
Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share. P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels. Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively. FirstCash, Inc.’s P/E ratio is 26.44.
FirstCash, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCFS)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 56.55. RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.
As we move closer to the end of the year, investors might be closely monitoring key economic reports. Staying on top of the most recent reports can help the individual see the overall landscape a bit clearer. It may be overwhelming to keep up with every single report that comes out, but knowing which information has a bigger impact on stock investments may help the investor. Investors may already be trying to gauge how they will set themselves up for success over the next couple of quarters. They may be still going over all the latest company earnings reports trying to identify some names that can give the portfolio a boost as we move into the New Year.