Media coverage about World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.959288460197 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- World football body’s gender bias is for all to see (khaleejtimes.com)
- The ai Corporation Launches EazyFuel – a Next Gen Fuel Card Solution (paymentweek.com)
- Michael B. Jordan’s production company is adopting inclusion riders, which is just another reason to love him (hellogiggles.com)
- Ex-CEO of company investigated by CFPB sought top position at agency: report (thehill.com)
- Michael B. Jordan’s Company To Adopt Inclusion Rider For All Future Projects. Thanks, Frances McDormand! (msn.com)
World Acceptance (NASDAQ WRLD) opened at $109.34 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $997.94, a PE ratio of 17.06 and a beta of 2.77. The company has a current ratio of 20.25, a quick ratio of 20.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. World Acceptance has a 52-week low of $47.45 and a 52-week high of $121.17.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BMO Capital Markets restated a “sell” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance in a research note on Monday, January 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub downgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $126.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of World Acceptance in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $82.75.
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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