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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Potential Takeover Candidate? (NASDAQ: RCII)

Shares of RCII traded higher by 2.39% or $0.83/share to $35.49. NASDAQ is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.4. The PEG is 0.93 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.67. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 414647 shares of RCII exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 177837. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Value investors may have an eye on this one, especially if the stock gets cheaper.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. is a rent-to-own operator in North America.