Media stories about Qudian (NYSE:QD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Qudian earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8109639599503 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of research analysts have commented on QD shares. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on shares of Qudian in a research report on Monday, November 13th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Macquarie started coverage on shares of Qudian in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Citigroup started coverage on shares of Qudian in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley started coverage on shares of Qudian in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. They issued a “weight” rating on the stock. Finally, started coverage on shares of Qudian in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Qudian has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.50.
Qudian (NYSE QD) traded up $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.15. 1,706,124 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,606,398. Qudian has a 52 week low of $11.33 and a 52 week high of $35.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.14, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.39.
Qudian Inc provides cash credit products, which provide funds in digital form, and merchandise credit products. The Company operates through an online platform and all the transaction are facilitated through mobile devices. Borrowers can apply for credit on their mobile phones and receive approval within a few seconds.
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