Great West Life Assurance Co. Can maintained its stake in shares of Cash America International Inc. (NYSE:CSH) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,095 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Cash America International were worth $158,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Cash America International by 28.8% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,266 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,000 after buying an additional 1,179 shares during the last quarter. HBK Investments L P bought a new position in Cash America International during the first quarter valued at about $298,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Cash America International by 92.0% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,075 shares of the company’s stock valued at $344,000 after buying an additional 3,869 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Cash America International by 9.9% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,625 shares of the company’s stock valued at $372,000 after buying an additional 868 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Cash America International during the second quarter valued at about $426,000.

Cash America International Inc. (NYSE:CSH) remained flat at $42.20 during trading on Tuesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $43.42 and a 200-day moving average of $39.89. Cash America International Inc. has a 12 month low of $26.00 and a 12 month high of $45.67.

Cash America International (NYSE:CSH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $241.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $250.05 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.06 earnings per share. Cash America International’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Cash America International Inc. will post $1.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 10th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 8th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.76%. Cash America International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 27.12%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cash America International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Cash America International in a research report on Sunday, September 4th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.00.

About Cash America International

Cash America International, Inc provides specialty financial services to individuals through its storefront lending and franchised check cashing locations. The Company offers secured non-recourse loans, referred to as pawn loans, as its primary line of business. The Company is also engaged in originating, arranging, guaranteeing or purchasing consumer loans in some of its locations.

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