Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Curo Group (CURO) Stock Price

News headlines about Curo Group (NYSE:CURO) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Curo Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6589204156989 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Curo Group (NYSE CURO) opened at $15.47 on Friday. Curo Group has a twelve month low of $13.50 and a twelve month high of $15.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $657.73 and a P/E ratio of 13.22.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on CURO shares. Stephens started coverage on Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on Curo Group in a report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. William Blair started coverage on Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Curo Group in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.67.

In related news, CEO Donald Gayhardt purchased 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $420,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider William C. Baker purchased 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.00 per share, with a total value of $168,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 57,000 shares of company stock valued at $798,000 over 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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