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Stock Under Review: FirstCash (NASDAQ: FCFS)

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FirstCash is part of the financial services sector and is in the credit services industry. The company CEO is Rick L. Wessel. FirstCash Inc is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the U.S. and Latin America. It is engaged in operation of full-service pawn stores which make small pawn loans secured by personal property.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FCFS stock showed a previous change of 1.09% with an open at 86.32 and a close of 86.87. It reached an intraday high of 87.40 and a low of 85.63.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.8b with 43.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 38.9m shares. Trading volume reached 140,583 shares compared to its average volume of 198,642 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, FirstCash shares returned 1.71% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.49%. Over three months, it changed 7.52%. In one year it has changed 9.33% and within that year its 52-week high was 95.40 and its 52-week low was 66.28. FCFS stock is 31.07% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 83.16 and a 50 day moving average of 82.49. Currently FCFS stock is trading 4.47% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.53 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 25.48. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.09. The TTM EPS is 3.53, which comes to a TTM PE of 24.61. Historically, the PE high was 38.30 and the PE low was 12.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 43.06, which is a decrease of -50.43%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.12
09-30-2018:  0.81
06-30-2018:  0.70
03-31-2018:  0.90

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.15%. Also, the payout ratio is 28.33%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 18.57, which means it may be overvalued by -367.90%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 149.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.69

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.22%, return on assets is 7.51%, profit margin is 8.67%, price-to-sales is 2.10 and price-to-book is 2.84.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.