Regional Management (RM) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Regional Management (NYSE:RM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Regional Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.6275333760198 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Regional Management (NYSE:RM) opened at $31.82 on Friday. 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 has a 1-year low of $18.31 and a 1-year high of $35.34. The company has a market cap of $396.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.53 and a beta of 1.42.

Regional Management (NYSE:RM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The credit services provider reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02. Regional Management had a net margin of 11.00% and a return on equity of 12.80%. The business had revenue of $72.11 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $71.86 million. sell-side analysts predict that Regional Management will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

RM has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Regional Management from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of Regional Management in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Regional Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Regional Management in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Regional Management in a report on Friday, December 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $29.00.

In related news, major shareholder Basswood Capital Management, L acquired 7,881 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 29th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $26.40 per share, for a total transaction of $208,058.40. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 9.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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