First Cash Financial Services, Inc.
 (FCFS)

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  • Feb. 9, 2015, 12:48 PM
    • Complaining that payday lenders have become too expert at working their way around state laws aimed at clamping down on usurious short-term loans, the Feds are about to get involved for the first time, with the CFPB set to release a first draft of rules targeting payday lenders.
    • At the center of the new regulations - a requirement that lenders assess whether borrowers can actually repay the loans at the end of their short periods. The data suggest few can, which leaves borrowers with no choice but to roll over loans, accept new fees, or taking out new loans altogether. The CFPB found borrowers took out a median of 10 loans over a 12-month period, with median fees of $458, median amount borrowed of $350M. More than 80% of loans were rolled over or renewed within two weeks - manna to the lenders, and the bureau is now taking dead aim.
    • World Acceptance (WRLD -2.4%), Cash America (CSH -1%), Regional Management (RM -1.3%), First Cash Financial (FCFS -0.7%)
    | Feb. 9, 2015, 12:48 PM
  • Aug. 20, 2013, 2:34 PM
    • Cash America International (CSH +7.6%) soars after Janney Montgomery upgrades the shares to Buy from Neutral.
    • The stock currently trades at an "excessive discount" as the market has more than priced in "the risk of negative payday regulation."
    • Price target is $49.
    • Peers trading higher include FCFS +1.9% and WRLD +2.8%,
    | Aug. 20, 2013, 2:34 PM
  • Jun. 26, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: RSOL +26%. RPTP +18%. HNSN +16%. BLDP +15%. CSIQ +15%. NVTL +13%. JKS +12%. SYNA +11%. PSTR +11%. HOMB +10%.
    Midday top 10 Losers: CBMX -12%. MG -12%. MEET -12%. FCFS -10%. GORO -10%. SVLC -10%. WLT -9%. FCSC -9%. VIMC -9%. TGD -9%.
    | Jun. 26, 2013, 12:45 PM
  • Sep. 26, 2011, 11:07 AM

    First Cash Financial Services (FCFS -6.5%) trades lower this morning after Stern Agee cut the shares to neutral on valuation, saying the stock is trading at a premium to its "blended" PE, whereas most specialty finance stocks sell at a discount.

    | Sep. 26, 2011, 11:07 AM
Company Description
First Cash Financial Services Inc is an operator of pawn and consumer finance stores in the United States and Mexico.
Sector: Financial
Industry: Credit Services
Country: United States