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FCFS

First Cash Financial

$47.38

-0.24 (-0.50%)

, CSH

Cash America

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First Cash Financial upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities

JMP Securities analyst David Scharf upgraded First Cash (FCFS) following its merger with domestic pawn company Cash America (CSH). The analyst thinks that the combined company is "a compelling combination of cash-flow rich domestic operations that should fund aggressive return of capital and a long runway of ongoing...expansion in Latin America," The analyst believes that the combined company has several other positive catalysts including a recovery of pawn demand in Mexico, synergies, and an increased focus on returning capital. Target $57.

FCFS

First Cash Financial

$47.38

-0.24 (-0.50%)

CSH

Cash America

FCFS First Cash Financial
$47.38

-0.24 (-0.50%)

09/02/16
JEFF
09/02/16
INITIATION
Target $60
JEFF
Buy
First Cash Financial resumed with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst John Hecht resumed coverage of First Cash Financial with a Buy rating and $60 price target. The analyst sees "numerous financial and strategic benefits" from the merger.
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JANY
10/03/16
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JANY
Buy
First Cash Financial upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
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10/03/16
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Target $59

Buy
First Cash Financial upgraded to Buy at Janney Capital
As previously reported, Janney Capital upgraded First Cash Financial to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $59 from $52. Analyst John Rowan said First Cash Financial's announced cost savings from the Cash America acquisition are $65M, but he sees additional upside potential the four-wall operating improvements that can be had from the legacy Cash America footprint. He expects Cash America to become more efficient and operate on par with Fist Cash's domestic pawn operations.
10/10/16
WEDB
10/10/16
INITIATION
Target $58
WEDB
Outperform
First Cash Financial initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Henry Coffey initiated First Cash Financial with an Outperform and a $58 price target.
CSH Cash America

10/21/15
10/21/15
DOWNGRADE
Target $30

Neutral
Cash America downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sterne Agee CRT
Sterne Agee CRT downgraded Cash America to Neutral from Buy with a $30 price target. Analyst Henry Coffey said shares are within 2% of its price target and said modest to negative trends in US same-store pawn loan and pawn revenue growth is expected to continue.
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On The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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04/29/16
JMPS
04/29/16
DOWNGRADE
JMPS
Market Perform
Cash America downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at JMP Securities
JMP Securities downgraded Cash America (CSH) after the company agreed to merge with First Cash Financial Services (FCFS).
04/29/16
MACQ
04/29/16
UPGRADE
Target $41
MACQ
Neutral
Cash America upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie
Cash America (CSH) is merging with First Cash Financial Services (FCFS) in a transaction valued at $2.4B.

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