Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.50.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Curo Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Stephens restated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Curo Group in a report on Monday, February 5th. Janney Montgomery Scott began coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Thursday, January 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. Finally, William Blair began coverage on shares of Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating for the company.
Shares of Curo Group (CURO) opened at $17.43 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 4.84, a quick ratio of 4.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.56. Curo Group has a 12-month low of $13.50 and a 12-month high of $17.90.
In other Curo Group news, CEO Donald Gayhardt bought 30,000 shares of Curo Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $14.00 per share, for a total transaction of $420,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider William C. Baker purchased 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $168,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 57,000 shares of company stock valued at $798,000 in the last 90 days.
Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Curo Group in the fourth quarter valued at $427,000. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in Curo Group in the fourth quarter valued at $1,634,000. Ascend Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Curo Group in the fourth quarter valued at $2,109,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Curo Group in the fourth quarter valued at $4,224,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Curo Group in the fourth quarter valued at $5,446,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 29.66% of the company’s stock.
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About Curo Group
CURO Group Holdings Corp. is a technology enabled and diversified consumer finance company. The Company operates in the United States under two principal brands, Speedy Cash and Rapid Cash, and Avio Credit. In the United Kingdom, the Company operates online as Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans. The Company has three reportable operating segments: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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