CURO Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE:CURO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q1 2021 earnings per share estimates for CURO Group in a research report issued on Monday, April 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Hecht anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.32 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for CURO Group’s Q2 2021 earnings at $0.41 EPS, Q3 2021 earnings at $0.39 EPS, Q4 2021 earnings at $0.43 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $1.54 EPS, Q1 2022 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q2 2022 earnings at $0.57 EPS, Q3 2022 earnings at $0.76 EPS, Q4 2022 earnings at $0.84 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $2.67 EPS.
A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on CURO. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CURO Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 7th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on shares of CURO Group from $14.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Monday, December 21st.
Shares of CURO stock opened at $13.54 on Wednesday. CURO Group has a 1 year low of $4.80 and a 1 year high of $20.81. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $14.69 and its 200 day simple moving average is $12.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $562.36 million, a P/E ratio of 5.67 and a beta of 3.13. The company has a current ratio of 3.99, a quick ratio of 3.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.10.
CURO Group (NYSE:CURO) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 5th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.09. CURO Group had a net margin of 10.64% and a return on equity of 115.45%. The business had revenue of $202.08 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $201.20 million.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 16th were paid a dividend of $0.055 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 12th. This represents a $0.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.62%. CURO Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 8.30%.
In other news, Director Chadwick Heath Faulkner sold 13,981 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.01, for a total value of $209,854.81. Also, Director Fleischer & Lowe Gp I. Friedman sold 2,015,992 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.65, for a total transaction of $31,550,274.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 51.46% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of CURO Group by 209.0% in the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 55,474 shares of the company’s stock valued at $795,000 after purchasing an additional 37,524 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in CURO Group during the 3rd quarter worth about $116,000. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in CURO Group by 9.4% during the 3rd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 111,110 shares of the company’s stock worth $784,000 after buying an additional 9,525 shares in the last quarter. Sippican Capital Advisors lifted its position in CURO Group by 47.2% during the 4th quarter. Sippican Capital Advisors now owns 25,420 shares of the company’s stock worth $364,000 after buying an additional 8,155 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in CURO Group by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,234,155 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,686,000 after buying an additional 20,886 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 30.99% of the company’s stock.
CURO Group Company Profile
CURO Group Holdings Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides consumer finance products to a range of underbanked consumers in the United States and Canada. The company 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, demand deposit accounts, credit protection insurance, retail installment sales, and money transfer services.
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