FirstCash, Inc. (FCFS) Reaches $67.35 52-Week High; Becker Capital Management Has Increased Schlumberger LTD Com (SLB) Position By $800,410

December 6, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

The stock of FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) hit a new 52-week high and has $70.72 target or 5.00% above today’s $67.35 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.18B company. The

1-year high was reported on Dec, 6 by Barchart.com. If the $70.72 price target is reached, the company will be worth $158.90 million more. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $67.35. About 39,436 shares traded. FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) has risen 22.27% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.57% the S&P500.

Becker Capital Management Inc increased Schlumberger Ltd Com (SLB) stake by 2.69% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Becker Capital Management Inc acquired 12,314 shares as Schlumberger Ltd Com (SLB)’s stock declined 11.04%. The Becker Capital Management Inc holds 469,623 shares with $30.92 million value, up from 457,309 last quarter. Schlumberger Ltd Com now has $85.89 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.29% or $1.45 during the last trading session, reaching $62. About 4.15M shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.67, from 0.33 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 0 investors sold FirstCash, Inc. shares while 1 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 2.89 million shares or 3.21% more from 2.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Grandeur Peak Glob Advsrs Ltd invested in 6.75% or 801,689 shares. 7,620 are held by Burney Company. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 0.01% invested in FirstCash, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 10,467 shares in its portfolio. Genesis Asset Managers Llp stated it has 2.07M shares.

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 20.04 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 $3.18 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 36.46 P/E ratio. The firm also engages in melting scrap jewelry, as well as sells the gold, silver, and diamonds in commodity markets.

Among 35 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB), 27 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Schlumberger Limited. had 123 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) on Monday, October 5 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, April 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 27 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, April 19 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Tuesday, October 20 with “Buy”. The stock of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 18 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 21. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, June 27, the company rating was downgraded by Guggenheim.

Since June 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.77 million activity. Floridia Aaron Gatt had sold 40,000 shares worth $2.77 million on Monday, June 12. $349,100 worth of stock was sold by SANDVOLD TORE I on Wednesday, June 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.29, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 99 investors sold SLB shares while 590 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 513 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 0.68% less from 1.08 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mutual Of America Capital Management Limited Liability Company holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 188,040 shares. South State Corp has 87,370 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. St Germain D J has invested 1.01% of its portfolio in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Azimuth Limited Liability Corp accumulated 77,939 shares. Moreover, Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has 0.17% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Moreover, 1St Global has 0.36% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 47,359 shares. Miller Howard Investments New York owns 61,320 shares. Gam Ag has invested 0.29% in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB). Murphy Capital Management accumulated 39,202 shares or 0.38% of the stock. Sequent Asset Mgmt Llc accumulated 13.6% or 338,512 shares. Boston Advsrs Lc invested in 25,251 shares. Williams Jones Assocs Ltd Liability owns 0.1% invested in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) for 62,676 shares. Proffitt And Goodson invested in 0.44% or 14,798 shares. White Pine Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.14% or 5,318 shares. Appleton Prns Inc Ma holds 54,402 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio.

Becker Capital Management Inc decreased Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) stake by 7,020 shares to 413,582 valued at $18.43 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Blackstone Group Lp (NYSE:BX) stake by 57,640 shares and now owns 650,990 shares. Becton Dickinson & Company (NYSE:BDX) was reduced too.

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