Dean Investment Associates LLC continued to hold its position in FirstCash Inc (NASDAQ:FCFS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 65,300 shares of the credit services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC owned approximately 0.14% of FirstCash worth $3,209,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of FCFS. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in FirstCash by 5.6% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 239,205 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $11,758,000 after buying an additional 12,670 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in FirstCash by 5.8% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 68,119 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $3,345,000 after buying an additional 3,739 shares during the last quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC boosted its position in FirstCash by 14.9% in the 1st quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 2,380 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 308 shares during the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its position in FirstCash by 14.9% in the 1st quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 2,890 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 374 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in FirstCash by 10.3% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 716,521 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $35,218,000 after buying an additional 67,204 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of FirstCash Inc (FCFS) traded up 0.60% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $58.65. 6,811 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $2.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.75 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $58.74 and its 200 day moving average is $53.61. FirstCash Inc has a 12-month low of $39.80 and a 12-month high of $60.75.

FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The credit services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $416.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.65 million. FirstCash had a net margin of 3.66% and a return on equity of 4.10%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 128.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.51 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that FirstCash Inc will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.30%. FirstCash’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 25.38%.

FCFS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. CL King cut shares of FirstCash from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub cut shares of FirstCash from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $69.00 price objective on shares of FirstCash and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FirstCash from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Stephens upped their price objective on shares of FirstCash from $51.00 to $62.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. FirstCash currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.00.

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FirstCash Company Profile

FirstCash, Inc, formerly First Cash Financial Services, Inc, is an operator of retail-based pawn stores in the United States and Latin America. The Company’s primary business is the operation of full-service pawn stores, which make small pawn loans secured by personal property, such as consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods and musical instruments.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS)

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