FirstCash (FCFS) Hit By Janney Capital Downgrade, Rockwell Medical (RMTI) Has 0.68 Sentiment

July 17, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 9 analysts covering First Cash Financial (NASDAQ:FCFS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. First Cash Financial has $60 highest and $40 lowest target. $48.71’s average target is -16.81% below currents $58.55 stock price. First Cash Financial had 18 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 15 by Jefferies. JMP Securities upgraded FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) on Thursday, October 13 to “Mkt Outperform” rating. JMP Securities maintained FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) rating on Friday, February 3. JMP Securities has “Mkt Outperform” rating and $52 target. On Wednesday, November 30 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform”. As per Thursday, January 7, the company rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT. As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The stock of FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Friday, June 3. Janney Capital upgraded the shares of FCFS in report on Friday, January 29 to “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Janney Capital to “Buy”. The stock of FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) earned “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, August 26.

Rockwell Medical, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical firm targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with services and products for the treatment of iron deficiency, secondary hyperparathyroidism and hemodialysis. The company has market cap of $397.75 million. The Firm operates through the hemodialysis market segment, which involves the manufacture, sale and distribution of hemodialysis products to hemodialysis clinics, including pharmaceutical, dialysis concentrates, dialysis kits and other ancillary products used in the dialysis process. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s drug products include Triferic (ferric pyrophosphate citrate) and Calcitriol (Active Vitamin D) Injection.

Analysts await Rockwell Medical Inc (NASDAQ:RMTI) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $-0.10 EPS, up 9.09% or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.11 per share. After $-0.09 actual EPS reported by Rockwell Medical Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 insider sale for $181,621 activity.

The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.06 on July 14, reaching $7.7. About shares traded. Rockwell Medical Inc (RMTI) has declined 22.89% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.59% the S&P500.

Perkins Capital Management Inc holds 3.18% of its portfolio in Rockwell Medical Inc for 442,750 shares. Benchmark Capital Advisors owns 24,100 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sigma Investment Counselors Inc has 0.09% invested in the company for 83,234 shares. The Illinois-based Perritt Capital Management Inc has invested 0.08% in the stock. Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 25,325 shares.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $675,000 activity. ORR R DOUGLAS sold $412,500 worth of stock.

It closed at $58.55 lastly. It is down 22.27% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.11 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.08 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 5 investors sold FirstCash Inc shares while 4 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 2.68 million shares or 4.30% less from 2.80 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.01% in FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS). Moreover, Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS). 2.09 million are held by Genesis Asset Managers Limited Liability Partnership. Grandeur Peak Global Llc accumulated 395,275 shares. Burney Co invested in 0.22% or 69,989 shares. Ns Advsrs Ltd Com holds 116,935 shares or 7.74% of its portfolio. Rocky Mountain Advisers Ltd Company holds 0.01% or 36 shares.

Analysts await FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) to report earnings on July, 27 before the open. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, down 9.80% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.51 per share. FCFS’s profit will be $22.23M for 31.82 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by FirstCash Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.35% negative EPS growth.

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