CURO Group (CURO) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about CURO Group (NYSE:CURO) has trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CURO Group earned a news impact score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.2778007703638 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CURO shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of CURO Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of CURO Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of CURO Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 price target for the company. Stephens started coverage on shares of CURO Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. Finally, William Blair started coverage on shares of CURO Group in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.50.

CURO stock opened at $17.13 on Friday. CURO Group has a 12-month low of $13.50 and a 12-month high of $17.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 99.38, a current ratio of 5.08 and a quick ratio of 5.08. The company has a market cap of $770.46 and a PE ratio of 9.31.

CURO Group (NYSE:CURO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $266.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $267.24 million. analysts forecast that CURO Group will post 2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

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CURO Group Company Profile

CURO Group Holdings Corp. provides consumer finance to a range of underbanked consumers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It offers unsecured installment loans, secured installment loans, open-end loans, and single-pay loans, as well as ancillary financial products, including check cashing, proprietary reloadable prepaid debit cards, credit protection insurance, gold buying, retail installment sales, and money transfer services.

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