Pra Group (PRAA) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.45

News coverage about Pra Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) has been trending 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. Pra Group earned a news impact score of 0.45 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 47.5619878801831 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.

Several analysts have issued reports on PRAA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pra Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Pra Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $36.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Janney Montgomery Scott raised shares of Pra Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Raymond James Financial reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Pra Group in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Citigroup downgraded shares of Pra Group to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.00.

Shares of Pra Group (PRAA) opened at $34.95 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,565.11, a PE ratio of 54.14 and a beta of 1.59. Pra Group has a 12 month low of $25.72 and a 12 month high of $42.70.

Pra Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The business services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $201.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $196.96 million. Pra Group had a return on equity of 2.98% and a net margin of 7.57%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.68 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Pra Group will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Pra Group Company Profile

PRA Group, Inc (PRA Group) is a financial and business services company with operations in the Americas and Europe. The Company’s primary business is the purchase, collection and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans. The Company operates through the account receivables management segment. It also provides fee-based services, such as vehicle location, skip tracing and collateral recovery for auto lenders, government entities and law enforcement; revenue administration, audit and revenue discovery/recovery services for local government entities; class action claims recovery services and purchases; servicing of consumer bankruptcy accounts in the United States, and contingent collections of nonperforming loans in Europe and South America.

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