Press coverage about World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.2150285568537 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on WRLD shares. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered World Acceptance Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub lowered World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine upgraded World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a research note on Thursday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. World Acceptance Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.00.
World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The credit services provider reported $1.48 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.02 by ($0.54). World Acceptance Corporation had a return on equity of 15.75% and a net margin of 13.13%. The business had revenue of $128.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.74 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.89 earnings per share.
World Acceptance Corporation 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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