Curo Group (CURO) Coverage Initiated at Jefferies Group

Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of Curo Group (NYSE:CURO) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 35.52% from the company’s current price. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Curo Group’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.18 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.51 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.40 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.40 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.86 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.75 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.79 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.58 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.96 EPS.

Shares of Curo Group (CURO) traded down $0.03 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $14.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 483,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 395,150. Curo Group has a 52-week low of $13.50 and a 52-week high of $14.99.

In related news, CEO Donald Gayhardt acquired 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $420,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider William C. Baker acquired 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $14.00 per share, for a total transaction of $168,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 57,000 shares of company stock worth $798,000 in the last three months.

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Curo Group Company Profile

CURO Group Holdings Corp. is a technology enabled and diversified consumer finance company. The Company operates in the United States under two principal brands, Speedy Cash and Rapid Cash, and Avio Credit. In the United Kingdom, the Company operates online as Wage Day Advance and Juo Loans. The Company has three reportable operating segments: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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