News stories about Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Regional Management Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.6752380824423 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on RM shares. ValuEngine cut Regional Management Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub cut Regional Management Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Regional Management Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. TheStreet upgraded Regional Management Corp. from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Regional Management Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.71.

Shares of Regional Management Corp. (RM) opened at 24.21 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $282.09 million, a PE ratio of 10.63 and a beta of 1.36. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $22.66 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.68. Regional Management Corp. has a 12 month low of $18.31 and a 12 month high of $27.56.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $65.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. Regional Management Corp. had a return on equity of 12.98% and a net margin of 10.37%. The firm’s revenue was up 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.49 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Regional Management Corp. will post $2.02 EPS for the current year.

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Regional Management Corp. Company Profile

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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