News coverage about LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LendingClub Corp earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus assumed coverage on shares of LendingClub Corp in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “hold” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on shares of LendingClub Corp in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of LendingClub Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. Vetr downgraded shares of LendingClub Corp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of LendingClub Corp in a research report on Tuesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. LendingClub Corp has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.04.

LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) traded up 1.40% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $5.80. 8,918,059 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is $2.32 billion. LendingClub Corp has a 52-week low of $3.44 and a 52-week high of $8.41. The company has a 50-day moving average of $5.36 and a 200-day moving average of $5.57.

LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 14th. The credit services provider reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $129.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $121.84 million. LendingClub Corp had a negative net margin of 21.75% and a negative return on equity of 6.68%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.05 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that LendingClub Corp will post $0.05 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Sandeep Bhandari sold 8,898 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.66, for a total transaction of $50,362.68. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 49,959 shares in the company, valued at approximately $282,767.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott Sanborn sold 33,669 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.74, for a total transaction of $226,929.06. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,977,793 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,330,324.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 65,998 shares of company stock worth $410,173. Company insiders own 11.40% of the company’s stock.

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About LendingClub Corp

LendingClub Corporation provides online marketplace to connect borrowers and investors. Consumers and small business owners borrow through Lending Club. Investors use Lending Club to earn risk-adjusted returns from an asset class that has been closed to many investors and only available on a limited basis to large institutional investors.

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