Insider Selling: World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) SVP Sells $57,670.20 in Stock

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World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) SVP Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 414 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.30, for a total transaction of $57,670.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 20,188 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,812,188.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Alice Lindsay Caulder also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, August 15th, Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 672 shares of World Acceptance stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.90, for a total transaction of $86,620.80.
  • On Tuesday, July 30th, Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 384 shares of World Acceptance stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total transaction of $49,920.00.
  • On Monday, July 15th, Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 501 shares of World Acceptance stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $174.67, for a total transaction of $87,509.67.

NASDAQ WRLD opened at $135.49 on Friday. World Acceptance Corp. has a 12 month low of $89.78 and a 12 month high of $175.78. The stock has a market cap of $1.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.17 and a beta of 2.45. The company’s 50 day moving average is $133.09 and its two-hundred day moving average is $136.09. The company has a current ratio of 17.63, a quick ratio of 17.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The credit services provider reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.05 by ($1.08). World Acceptance had a return on equity of 11.94% and a net margin of 12.02%. The firm had revenue of $138.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $134.64 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.69 EPS. World Acceptance’s revenue was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts forecast that World Acceptance Corp. will post 6.78 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WRLD shares. Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $87.00 price objective (down previously from $108.00) on shares of World Acceptance in a report on Thursday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 17th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of World Acceptance to $65.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $102.67.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WRLD. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in World Acceptance by 105.3% during the 1st quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 386 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $45,000 after acquiring an additional 198 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in World Acceptance by 13.1% during the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 960 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 111 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in World Acceptance during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $151,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in World Acceptance during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $247,000. Finally, Everence Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in World Acceptance during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $263,000. Institutional investors own 86.10% of the company’s stock.

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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