Technicals Say Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) Is Worth Holding


As of Wednesday close, Rent-A-Center Inc.’s (NASDAQ:RCII) stock was up $0.2, moving up 0.90 percent to $22.39. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 421,600 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.65 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 608,090, while in the previous 50 days, it was 828,876.

Since last month, RCII stock rose 12.51%. Shares of the company fell to $17.36 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $51.98 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $16.82. Since the beginning of this year, RCII’s stock price has dropped by -53.39% or -$25.65, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -56.93% since its 52-week high.

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RCII stock investors should be aware that Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 30 days ago on Oct 25. BROWN JEFFREY J, the Director of the company, purchased of 1,475 shares for $17.45 on Oct 25. It resulted in a $25,739 investment by the insider. BROWN JEFFREY J added 1,223 shares at an average price of $20.69 on Jul 12. The insider now owns 75,669 shares following the transaction. On Apr 22, Director BROWN JEFFREY J bought 962 shares at $25.98 apiece. The transaction was valued at $24,985.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) has a P/E ratio of about 75.13. The stock’s beta is 1.77. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.28, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.26, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 3.71 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.34 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.34. On Monday December 6 2021, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.50, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.50. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 48.60% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 3.20%. Based on annual data, RCII earned $2.24 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.58 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 10.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 3.60%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. RCII’s revenue fell -16.6% to $1.07 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.02 billion. While analysts expected Rent-A-Center Inc. to report $0.99 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.15 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 16.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $369.6 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Rent-A-Center Inc. were 2.22 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $1.68 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $55.67 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Rent-A-Center Inc.’s (RCII) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 32.31%, the RSI 9-day stood at 60.51% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Rent-A-Center Inc. price is up by +2.99% percent or $0.65. At present, RCII shares trade +12.74% above its 20-day simple moving average and +9.27% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -13.52% below its SMA50 and -45.01% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 61.98% and Stochastic coefficient D was 59.95%, while ATR was 1.05. Given the Stochastic reading of 65.92% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 57.35%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.08, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.16.

Analyst Ratings

Rent-A-Center Inc. downgraded its rating on Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) to an Equal-weight in a note to investors on June 29, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, RCII is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Rent-A-Center Inc. stock as buy, with 4 recommending it as overweight.


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