Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) Stock Price

News stories about World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.753648756689 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ WRLD) traded up $0.43 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $77.09. The company had a trading volume of 82,850 shares, compared to its average volume of 95,828. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 16.43 and a current ratio of 16.43. World Acceptance Corporation has a 12 month low of $42.01 and a 12 month high of $88.26. The company has a market cap of $686.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.90 and a beta of 2.43.

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.93 by ($0.83). The business had revenue of $131.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.20 million. World Acceptance Corporation had a return on equity of 13.90% and a net margin of 12.02%. World Acceptance Corporation’s revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that World Acceptance Corporation will post 7.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded World Acceptance Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered World Acceptance Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine upgraded World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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