Headlines about World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.8904642160781 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Stephens reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance in a report on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. World Acceptance has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $62.33.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) opened at $84.46 on Friday. World Acceptance has a twelve month low of $42.01 and a twelve month high of $88.54. The company has a quick ratio of 16.43, a current ratio of 16.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65. The company has a market cap of $740.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.54 and a beta of 2.40.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.93 by ($0.83). World Acceptance had a return on equity of 13.90% and a net margin of 12.02%. The company had revenue of $131.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.20 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that World Acceptance will post 6.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About World Acceptance

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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