Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) Stock Price

News coverage about World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.4444448510486 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on WRLD. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Three investment 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 presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.00.

Shares of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) traded up 0.86% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $84.07. 33,916 shares of the company were exchanged. World Acceptance Corporation has a 12 month low of $42.01 and a 12 month high of $88.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $731.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.55 and a beta of 2.39. The company’s 50-day moving average is $81.97 and its 200 day moving average is $75.20.

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The credit services provider reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.02 by ($0.54). World Acceptance Corporation had a net margin of 13.13% and a return on equity of 15.75%. The firm had revenue of $128.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $125.74 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.89 EPS. Analysts predict that World Acceptance Corporation will post $7.50 EPS for the current year.

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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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