World Acceptance (WRLD) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18

News articles about World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.0399095385598 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) opened at $82.73 on Wednesday. World Acceptance has a 1 year low of $42.01 and a 1 year high of $88.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $743.86, a PE ratio of 11.30 and a beta of 2.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 16.43 and a current ratio of 16.43.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.93 by ($0.83). World Acceptance had a return on equity of 13.90% and a net margin of 12.02%. The firm had revenue of $131.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.20 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that World Acceptance will post 7.07 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group reissued a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub downgraded World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised World Acceptance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Finally, Stephens reissued a “sell” rating and set a $65.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $62.33.

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World Acceptance Company Profile

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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