FirstCash, Inc. (FCFS) Reaches $67.78 52-Week High; WESTON GEORGE LTD CD (WNGRF) Shorts Raised By 11.74%

December 11, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

The stock of FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) hit a new 52-week high and has $70.49 target or 4.00% above today’s $67.78 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.20 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Dec, 11 by Barchart.com. If the $70.49 price target is reached, the company will be worth $127.92 million more. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $67.775. About 114,224 shares traded. FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) has risen 22.27% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.57% the S&P500.

WESTON GEORGE LTD CD (OTCMKTS:WNGRF) had an increase of 11.74% in short interest. WNGRF’s SI was 77,100 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 11.74% from 69,000 shares previously. With 2,100 avg volume, 37 days are for WESTON GEORGE LTD CD (OTCMKTS:WNGRF)’s short sellers to cover WNGRF’s short positions. It closed at $86.37 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 11, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

George Weston Limited engages in food processing and distribution business in Canada and internationally. The company has market cap of $11.13 billion. The companyÂ’s Weston Foods segment produces fresh, frozen, and specialty bakery products, including breads, rolls, bagels, flatbreads, rye bread, tortillas, doughnuts, cakes, pies, cookies, and crackers, and other baked goods through national and regional supermarkets, wholesale and club stores, dollar stores, convenience stores, food service distributors, and outlets. It has a 18.49 P/E ratio. This segment also supplies control brand products to retailers and consumer food companies; ice cream cones and sandwich wafers to manufacturers in the frozen novelty; and girl scout cookies.

Analysts await FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.84 earnings per share, up 9.09% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.77 per share. FCFS’s profit will be $39.64 million for 20.17 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by FirstCash, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.70% EPS growth.

FirstCash, Inc. operates retail-based pawn and consumer finance stores in the United States and Mexico. The company has market cap of $3.20 billion. The Company’s pawn stores lend money on the collateral of pledged personal property, including consumer electronics, jewelry, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and retails previously owned merchandise acquired through pawn forfeitures, as well as through purchases from the general public. It has a 29.01 P/E ratio. The firm also engages in melting scrap jewelry, as well as sells the gold, silver, and diamonds in commodity markets.

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