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goeasy (TSE:GSY) raised to “Strong-Buy” at Raymond James

goeasy (TSE:GSY – Get a rating) was upgraded by Raymond James equity researchers from an “outperform” rating to a “strong buy” rating in a research report released Friday to clients and investors, BayStreet.CA reports. The company currently has a price target of C$207.00 on the stock. Raymond James’ target price indicates a potential upside of 61.21% from the company’s current price.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on GSY. Scotiabank began covering goeasy shares in a research note on Monday, November 29. They issued a “holding” rating and a price target of C$206.00 on the stock. TD Securities reduced its price target on goeasy shares from C$260.00 to C$240.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a Thursday, January 27 research report. One analyst gave the stock a hold rating, five gave the stock a buy rating and one gave the company’s stock a strong buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average buy rating and consensus price target of C$213.25.

Shares of TSE GSY traded at C$0.61 midday Friday, hitting C$128.40. 52,758 shares of the company were traded, against an average volume of 80,055. The company has a quick ratio of 15.28, a current ratio of 15.34 and a leverage ratio of 209.19. goeasy has a 1-year low of C$116.07 and a 1-year high of C$218.35. The stock has a market capitalization of C$2.08 billion and a P/E ratio of 8.82. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is C$153.67 and its 200-day moving average price is C$177.97.

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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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