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FCFS stock First Cash Financial Services

FCFS stock
First Cash Financial Services

18 January 2019
Change 1.58%
Chart period: 2018-10-19 - 2019-01-18
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First Cash Financial Services Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for 18 January 2019

Buy candidate since 2019-01-15 Gain 4.90%
Shorts n/a
Cash 114.4 mill
Loans n/a
Beta 0.69
ROA 8.14

First Cash Financial Services gained 1.58% in the last trading day, rising from $81.08 to $82.36 , and has now gained 11 days in a row. It is not often that stocks manage to gain so many days in a row, and falls for a day or two should be expected. The price has risen in 10 of the last 10 days and is up by 12.48% over the past 2 weeks. Volume fell in the last day by -4 623 shares, and in total, 287 979 shares bought and sold for approximately $23.72 million. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes for the next couple of days.

Close price at the end of the last trading day (Friday, 18th Jan 2019) of the FCFS stock was $82.36. This is 1.58% more than the trading day before Thursday, 17th Jan 2019.

During day the stock fluctuated 2.63% from a day low at $80.99 to a day high of $83.12.

30 day high of the FCFS stock price was $83.12 and low was $66.28.
90 day high was $89.92 and low was $66.28.
52 week high for the First Cash Financial Services - $95.40 and low - $66.28.

Trend

First Cash Financial Services lies the upper part of a very wide and falling trend in the short term, and this will normally pose a very good selling opportunity for the short-term trader as reaction back towards the lower part of the trend can be expected. A break up at the top trend line at $84.79 will firstly indicate a slower falling rate, but may be the first sign of a trend shift. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to fall -8.73% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $60.32 and $77.39 at the end of this period.

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Signals

Only positive signals in the chart today. First Cash Financial Services holds buy signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general buy signal from the relation between the two signals where the short-term average is above the long-term average. On corrections down there will be some support from the lines at $78.85 and $77.48. A break down below any of these levels will issue sell signals. A buy signal was issued from a pivot bottom point on Thursday January 03, 2019, which indicates further gains until a new top pivot has been found. Volume fell during the last trading day despite gaining prices. This causes a divergence between volume and price and may be an early warning. The stock should be watched closely.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 88 and the stock is extremely overbought on RSI14, but may also ontinue to gain. Some stocks see their best performance while being overbought, but very seldom does RSI remain so high for a long time without short corrections. Risk has therefore increased and larger daily movements can be expected for the next couple of days.

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Support & Resistance

First Cash Financial Services finds support from accumulated volume at $80.40.

Support: $80.40 Price: $82.36 Resistance: $82.94

Risk

This stock may move much during a day (volatility) and with a large prediction interval from the Bollinger Band this stock is considered to be "high risk". During the last day, the stock moved $2.13 between high and low, or 2.63%. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 3.12%.

The stock is overbought on RSI14 and lies in the upper part of the trend. Normally this will pose a good selling opportunity for the short-term trader, but some stocks may go long and hard while being overbought. Regardless, the high RSI together with the trend position increases the risk and higher daily movements (volatility) should be expected. A correction down in the nearby future seems very likely and it is of great importance that the stock manages to break the trend before that occurs. Since the First Cash Financial Services has been rising for 11 days in a row, the risk for the next couple of days has increased. We don't expect a major reaction as the stock is in very good shape technically, and therefore hold a positive evaluation despite the very short term risk.

Our recommended stoploss: $79.63 (-3.31%) (This stock has medium daily movements and this gives medium risk. The RSI14 is 88 and this increases the risk substantially. There is a buy signal from pivot bottom found 11 days ago.)

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Evaluation

Several short-term signals are positive, despite the stock being in a falling trend, we conclude that the current level may hold a buying opportunity as there is a fair chance for this stock to perform well in the short-term.

Today FCFS ranks # as BUY CANDIDATE.
Today FCFS ranks # as BUY CANDIDATE.