Equities research analysts predict that Regional Management Corp (NYSE:RM) will report earnings per share of $0.36 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Regional Management’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.06) to $0.78. Regional Management posted earnings per share of $0.70 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 48.6%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, July 29th.

On average, analysts expect that Regional Management will report full year earnings of $0.76 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.24) to $1.75. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $2.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.46 to $3.70. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Regional Management.

Regional Management (NYSE:RM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 6th. The credit services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.39. Regional Management had a return on equity of 16.68% and a net margin of 8.19%. The company had revenue of $96.07 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $94.01 million.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on RM shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Regional Management from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Regional Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 9th. TheStreet lowered shares of Regional Management from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. JMP Securities decreased their target price on shares of Regional Management from $35.00 to $20.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Regional Management from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Regional Management presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $21.00.

In other news, CEO Robert William Beck bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.42 per share, for a total transaction of $52,100.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 51,327 shares in the company, valued at approximately $534,827.34. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Brian J. Fisher bought 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.46 per share, with a total value of $91,680.00. Following the purchase, the executive vice president now owns 33,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $389,296.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders acquired 63,029 shares of company stock valued at $721,408. Insiders own 9.50% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in Regional Management in the fourth quarter valued at $35,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in Regional Management by 51.4% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,662 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $36,000 after acquiring an additional 904 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. lifted its position in Regional Management by 36.7% in the fourth quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,743 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $52,000 after acquiring an additional 468 shares during the last quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in Regional Management in the fourth quarter valued at $68,000. Finally, Denali Advisors LLC lifted its position in Regional Management by 48.3% in the first quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 7,520 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after acquiring an additional 2,449 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.08% of the company’s stock.

RM stock traded up $3.61 during trading on Friday, hitting $15.63. The stock had a trading volume of 547,532 shares, compared to its average volume of 91,324. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.73, a current ratio of 38.33 and a quick ratio of 38.33. Regional Management has a twelve month low of $10.32 and a twelve month high of $34.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $167.18 million, a P/E ratio of 6.01 and a beta of 1.44. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $13.54 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $24.60.

About Regional Management

Regional Management Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides various installment loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies, and other traditional lenders. The company offers small and large installment loans; loans to finance the purchase of furniture, appliances, and other retail products; insurance products, including credit life, credit accident and health, credit property, vehicle single interest, and credit involuntary unemployment insurance; collateral protection insurance; and property insurance, as well as reinsurance products.

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