Media coverage about World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Acceptance earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.5515052109724 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

NASDAQ WRLD traded down $1.00 on Friday, reaching $118.43. The stock had a trading volume of 46,057 shares, compared to its average volume of 59,701. The firm has a market cap of $1.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.04 and a beta of 2.92. The company has a quick ratio of 14.95, a current ratio of 14.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. World Acceptance has a 12-month low of $71.02 and a 12-month high of $125.14.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.95 by ($0.26). The business had revenue of $122.79 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.98 million. World Acceptance had a return on equity of 14.06% and a net margin of 3.52%. The business’s revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.48 EPS. analysts anticipate that World Acceptance will post 7.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on WRLD. Zacks Investment Research raised World Acceptance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. TheStreet raised World Acceptance from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. BidaskClub raised World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $79.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. World Acceptance presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $83.25.

About World Acceptance

World Acceptance Corporation engages in small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small and medium-term larger installment loans, as well as related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. It also provides automobile club memberships to its borrowers; and income tax return preparation and electronic filing services.

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