Curo Group Holdings Corp (NYSE:CURO) EVP Terry Gene Pittman sold 33,116 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.67, for a total value of $452,695.72. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 111,533 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,524,656.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.
NYSE:CURO opened at $14.18 on Friday. Curo Group Holdings Corp has a fifty-two week low of $9.11 and a fifty-two week high of $16.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 22.98, a current ratio of 3.30 and a quick ratio of 3.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $544.72 million, a PE ratio of 5.86 and a beta of 3.43. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $11.24 and its 200-day simple moving average is $12.95.
The firm also recently disclosed a — dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.055 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 14th.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Squarepoint Ops LLC raised its position in Curo Group by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 76,931 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,022,000 after buying an additional 1,150 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its position in Curo Group by 47.6% in the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 293,210 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,894,000 after buying an additional 94,517 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC raised its position in Curo Group by 65.3% in the 3rd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 520,451 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,911,000 after buying an additional 205,516 shares during the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Curo Group in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $1,554,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in Curo Group by 39.0% in the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 33,889 shares of the company’s stock valued at $450,000 after buying an additional 9,502 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 46.22% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Curo Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 6th. Buckingham Research lifted their price objective on Curo Group from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Curo Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 15th. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Curo Group in a report on Thursday, February 6th. Finally, Stephens cut Curo Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $19.00 to $15.00 in a report on Monday, January 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Curo Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.75.
Curo Group Company Profile
CURO Group Holdings Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides consumer finance to a range of underbanked consumers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It 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, credit protection insurance, gold buying, retail installment sales, and money transfer services.
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