Rent-A-Center Stock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy Rent-A-Center stock? (NasdaqGS:RCII). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

  • This company is making money at a great rate!
  • This company has a large dividend yield!
  • This company is solid.
  • This stock is available at a great discount!
  • This company has wild ups and downs.

Inside the RCII Numbers

RCII Price
(Rent-A-Center stock price per share)
[?] RCII Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
[?] RCII Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $119.87
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 51% lower than other Industrial Goods stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 80% lower than other Rental & Leasing Services stocks
[?] Cash Yield 60.69%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 478%
[?] Dividend Yield 7%
Shares Shorted 6,175,546

This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.

Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.

As of the latest analysis, there are 6,175,546 shares shorted. With 53,011,498 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 683,240, it would take at least 9.039 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.

Is Rent-A-Center Stock on Sale?

We believe that Rent-A-Center may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

Even better, Rent-A-Center looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).

Should You Buy RCII Stock?

Does Rent-A-Center have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.