News headlines about Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Nicholas Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.6345642021816 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Nicholas Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.
Shares of Nicholas Financial stock traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $9.09. 3,577 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,950. Nicholas Financial has a 52 week low of $7.59 and a 52 week high of $11.24. The stock has a market cap of $71.68, a PE ratio of -24.57 and a beta of 0.64.
In other Nicholas Financial news, CEO Douglas W. Marohn purchased 5,629 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $9.00 per share, with a total value of $50,661.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $98,361. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 29.60% of the company’s stock.
Nicholas Financial Company Profile
Nicholas Financial, Inc (Nicholas Financial-Canada) is a holding company. The Company’s business activities are conducted through its subsidiary, Nicholas Financial, Inc (Nicholas Financial). Nicholas Financial is a specialized consumer finance company engaged primarily in acquiring and servicing automobile finance installment contracts (Contracts) for purchases of new and used automobiles and light trucks.
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