Drilling Down Into Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII)

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The Company provides an opportunity to obtain ownership of products, such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers (including tablets), smartphones and furniture (including accessories), under rental purchase agreements. This represents an increase of approximately 1,061% compared to the typical daily volume of 759 put options.

Media coverage about Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports.

Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ: RCII) shares had some jump in their step Tuesday, on merger talk. Art Limited Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) for 72,677 shares.

04/06/2017 - Janney Montgomery Scott began new coverage on Rent-A-Center Inc. giving the company a "buy" rating. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) belonging to the Industrials sector has surged 8.92% and closed its last trading session at $12.09. Raymond James raised its rating on Rent-A-Center, Inc.to Strong Buy on 12/04/2017 in a reversal from its prior Mkt Perform rating. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $10.75.

In pre-market trading today in New York, Rent-A-Center shares were up 16.2% at US$12.90. The recent change has given its price a 3.73% lead over SMA 50 and -11.94% deficit over its 52-week high.

By having an overview of the Income statement for Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) the Revenue for the trailing twelve months is 2.87 Billion. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by Graphic Packaging Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.14% EPS growth.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 8 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Rent-A-Center, Inc.as 666.68 Million.

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This table compares Stamps.com and Rent-A-Center's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Several analysts have released their opinion on Rent-A-Center, Inc. They expect $0.11 earnings per share, down 73.17% or $0.30 from last year's $0.41 per share. Moreover, Susquehanna Gp Ltd Liability Partnership has 0% invested in Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) for 12,300 shares.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This dividend amount will represent a yeild of $2.65.

According to Yahoo Finance, The Dividend Date for Rent-A-Center Inc is Jul 20, 2017 and its Ex-Dividend Date is Jun 29, 2017.

In other Rent-A-Center news, Chairman Mark E. Speese purchased 100,000 stocks of the shares in a trade that took place on Wed, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $11.70 per share, with a total value of $1,170,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chairman now owns 844,627 shares of the company's stock, valued at $9,882,135.90. The disclosure for this bought can be found here.

Institutional & Insider Ownership 96.8% of Rent-A-Center shares are held by institutional investors. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in Rent-A-Center by 77.1% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 7,553 shares of the company's stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 7,539 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in Rent-A-Center by 1.1% in the first quarter. Lastly, Stevens Capital Management purchased a fresh position in Rent-A-Center during the Q1 worth at $154,000.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Engaged Capital is a limited liability company owned by its principals and formed to create long-term shareholder value by bringing an owner's perspective to the managements and boards of undervalued public companies. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "hold" recommendation and given a $11.50 price objective on the stock of Rent-A-Center in a study note on Sunday, Apr 23rd. The Company operates in four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising.

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