goeasy ltd. expected to earn $2.65 per share in Q1 2022 (TSE: GSY)
goeasy ltd. (TSE:GSY) – Desjardins analysts released their Q1 2022 earnings per share estimates for goeasy in a research report released Thursday, February 17. Desjardins analyst G. Ho expects the company to earn $2.65 per share for the quarter. Desjardins also released goeasy Q3 2022 earnings estimates at $2.93 EPS and full-year 2023 earnings at $13.72 EPS.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on GSY. National Bankshares raised its price target on goeasy shares from C$196.00 to C$220.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a Friday, Nov. 5 research report. BMO Capital Markets raised its target price on goeasy from C$207.00 to C$226.00 and gave the stock an “na” rating in a Friday, November 5 report. Scotiabank began covering goeasy in a report on Monday, November 29. They issued a “holding” rating and target price of C$206.00 on the stock. National Bank Financial raised its price target on goeasy to C$220.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a Friday, Nov. 5, report. Finally, Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a target price of C$207.00 on goeasy shares in a report on Friday. One analyst rated the stock with a hold rating and six gave the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat, the company has a consensus buy rating and a consensus price target of C$213.25.
Shares of GSY opened at C$146.95 on Monday. The company has a market cap of C$2.38 billion and a price-earnings ratio of 9.85. goeasy has a 52-week low of C$114.58 and a 52-week high of C$218.35. The company has a quick ratio of 14.48, a current ratio of 14.55 and a leverage ratio of 185.54. The company has a 50-day moving average of C$163.70 and a 200-day moving average of C$181.77.
Separately, director Susan Doniz acquired 150 shares of the company in a transaction on Monday, November 29. The shares were acquired at an average cost of CA$187.44 per share, for a total transaction of CA$28,116.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 1,850 shares of the company, valued at C$346,764.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 14. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 14 received a dividend of $0.66 per share. This represents an annualized dividend of $2.64 and a yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 30. goeasy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 17.70%.
goeasy ltd. provides loans and other financial services to consumers in Canada. It also rents household products to consumers. The Company operates through two segments, Easyfinancial and Easyhome. The Easyfinancial segment provides unsecured and real estate secured installment loans, as well as secured savings loans; loan protection plans; and optional home and auto insurance products, which offer roadside assistance and a suite of other support services, as well as credit monitoring services.
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