Alice Lindsay Caulder Sells 501 Shares of World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) Stock

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World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) SVP Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 501 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $174.67, for a total value of $87,509.67. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 22,301 shares in the company, valued at $3,895,315.67. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of WRLD stock opened at $168.63 on Friday. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $155.97. The company has a quick ratio of 15.02, a current ratio of 15.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The company has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion, a PE ratio of 21.00 and a beta of 2.41. World Acceptance Corp. has a 52 week low of $89.78 and a 52 week high of $175.78.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The credit services provider reported $4.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.56 by $0.66. The company had revenue of $157.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $146.60 million. World Acceptance had a return on equity of 13.39% and a net margin of 6.84%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $3.70 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that World Acceptance Corp. will post 8.34 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WRLD. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of World Acceptance by 6.1% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 967,506 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $98,938,000 after purchasing an additional 55,747 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC lifted its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 251.0% during the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 35,122 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $3,592,000 after acquiring an additional 25,117 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new position in shares of World Acceptance during the fourth quarter valued at $1,492,000. Barclays PLC lifted its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 131.1% during the fourth quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 24,266 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,481,000 after acquiring an additional 13,767 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 17.9% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 79,316 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $8,110,000 after acquiring an additional 12,069 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.81% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have recently commented on WRLD shares. ValuEngine cut Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 2nd. BidaskClub cut Xencor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded HANNOVER RUECK/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $111.00.

World Acceptance Company Profile

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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