Regional Management (RM) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.09

News coverage about Regional Management (NYSE:RM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Regional Management earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0485112373695 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of Regional Management in a research report on Sunday, November 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Regional Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Regional Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Regional Management in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Regional Management in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Regional Management has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.00.

Regional Management (RM) opened at $28.55 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $330.87 and a PE ratio of 13.16. Regional Management has a 12-month low of $18.31 and a 12-month high of $29.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.34, a current ratio of 39.39 and a quick ratio of 39.39.

Regional Management (NYSE:RM) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The credit services provider reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.02). Regional Management had a net margin of 9.66% and a return on equity of 12.62%. The business had revenue of $69.19 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $68.81 million. analysts expect that Regional Management will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

In other Regional Management news, major shareholder Basswood Capital Management, L bought 13,786 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $26.31 per share, for a total transaction of $362,709.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 9.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Regional Management

Regional Management Corp. is a diversified consumer finance company. The Company provides an array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Its products include small loans, large loans, automobile loans, retail loans, and optional payment and collateral protection insurance products.

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