News coverage about World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.2712804960764 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Several brokerages recently issued reports on WRLD. Zacks Investment Research cut World Acceptance Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub cut World Acceptance Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine raised World Acceptance Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance Corp. in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. World Acceptance Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $59.00.
World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ WRLD) traded up 0.89% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $81.91. The stock had a trading volume of 8,883 shares. World Acceptance Corp. has a 52-week low of $42.01 and a 52-week high of $88.26. The stock has a market cap of $713.03 million, a P/E ratio of 10.28 and a beta of 2.39. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $81.76 and a 200-day moving average of $74.94.
World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The credit services provider reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.02 by ($0.54). The firm had revenue of $128.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $125.74 million. World Acceptance Corp. had a return on equity of 11.16% and a net margin of 10.14%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.89 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that World Acceptance Corp. will post $7.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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About World Acceptance Corp.
World Acceptance Corporation operates a small-loan consumer finance business in 15 states and Mexico as of March 31, 2016. The Company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The Company offers standardized installment loans generally between $300 and $4,000 through 1,339 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Mexico as of March 31, 2016.
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