World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.03
Headlines about World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.7791348137669 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Reviewing World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) and Navient Corp (NAVIV) (americanbankingnews.com)
- ACT NOW: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces an Investigation of World Acceptance Corporation – WRLD (finance.yahoo.com)
- Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) Cut by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- Traders Buy Large Volume of World Acceptance Corporation Call Options (WRLD) (americanbankingnews.com)
- SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ WRLD) traded down $1.40 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $74.78. The company had a trading volume of 97,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 125,267. The company has a quick ratio of 15.41, a current ratio of 16.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. World Acceptance Corporation has a one year low of $42.01 and a one year high of $88.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $647.35, a P/E ratio of 10.41 and a beta of 2.43.
World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.93 by ($0.83). World Acceptance Corporation had a return on equity of 13.90% and a net margin of 12.02%. The business had revenue of $131.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $130.20 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that World Acceptance Corporation will post 7.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
WRLD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded World Acceptance Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded World Acceptance Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine upgraded World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $59.00.
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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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