Curo Group (NYSE:CURO) Now Covered by Analysts at Buckingham Research

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Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Curo Group (NYSE:CURO) in a research note published on Tuesday morning, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Curo Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Curo Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Curo Group presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $22.75.

Curo Group stock opened at $13.66 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $604.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.90 and a beta of 3.72. The company has a current ratio of 2.86, a quick ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.39. The company has a 50 day moving average of $11.28. Curo Group has a twelve month low of $8.73 and a twelve month high of $32.20.

Curo Group (NYSE:CURO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 29th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $264.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $270.32 million. Curo Group had a negative net margin of 2.94% and a positive return on equity of 429.23%. Research analysts expect that Curo Group will post 2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Curo Group by 39.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,126,799 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,451,000 after acquiring an additional 320,759 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its holdings in Curo Group by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 17,159 shares of the company’s stock worth $190,000 after acquiring an additional 2,096 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in Curo Group by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 148,869 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,645,000 after acquiring an additional 7,816 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Curo Group by 20.0% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 59,107 shares of the company’s stock worth $653,000 after acquiring an additional 9,858 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Curo Group during the 2nd quarter worth about $28,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 48.86% of the company’s stock.

Curo Group Company Profile

CURO Group Holdings Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, 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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