CURO Group Holdings (NYSE:CURO) – Analysts at William Blair dropped their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for CURO Group in a report issued on Thursday, April 12th. William Blair analyst R. Napoli now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.66 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.69. William Blair has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for CURO Group’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.52 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.64 EPS.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on CURO Group in a report on Thursday, January 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine raised CURO Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of CURO Group in a report on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on CURO Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on CURO Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.50.
CURO Group stock opened at $17.75 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 99.38, a current ratio of 5.08 and a quick ratio of 5.08. CURO Group has a 52 week low of $13.50 and a 52 week high of $19.11. The stock has a market cap of $802.10 and a P/E ratio of 9.78.
CURO Group (NYSE:CURO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $266.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $267.24 million.
Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in CURO Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $5,446,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in CURO Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,224,000. Ascend Capital LLC acquired a new position in CURO Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,109,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new position in CURO Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $427,000. Finally, Millennium Management LLC acquired a new position in CURO Group in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,634,000. 42.69% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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About CURO Group
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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