News coverage about General Finance (NASDAQ:GFN) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. General Finance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.737805533163 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on GFN shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of General Finance from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of General Finance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of General Finance in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of General Finance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.20.

General Finance (NASDAQ GFN) remained flat at $$6.80 during trading hours on Wednesday. 18,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 25,250. General Finance has a 1 year low of $4.50 and a 1 year high of $7.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.93, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $181.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of -32.38 and a beta of 1.30.

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About General Finance

General Finance Corporation is a specialty rental services company. The Company offers a range of portable storage units, including its core 20-feet and 40-feet steel containers, office container, mobile office and modular space products and steel tanks. It has two geographic areas that include its four operating segments: the Asia-Pacific area, consisting of the leasing operations of Royal Wolf Holdings Limited and its Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries (Royal Wolf), and North America, consisting of the combined leasing operations of Pac-Van, Inc and its Canadian subsidiary, PV Acquisition Corp.

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