Brokerages Anticipate GWG Holdings Inc (GWGH) to Post ($1.93) Earnings Per Share
GWG Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:GWGH) has been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.
Analysts have set a 1 year consensus price objective of $14.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post ($1.93) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned GWG an industry rank of 22 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of GWG from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 7th. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of GWG in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of GWG from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th.
GWG (NASDAQ:GWGH) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 15th. The financial services provider reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.85) by $2.61. The company had revenue of $24.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.33 million. GWG had a negative net margin of 38.85% and a negative return on equity of 87.97%. equities analysts predict that GWG will post 0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 5th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 27th were given a $4.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 6th.
GWG Company Profile
GWG Holdings, Inc, a financial services company, purchases life insurance policies in the secondary market in the United States. It purchases or finances life insurance assets from consumers in the secondary market at a discount to the face value of the policy benefit. The company also purchases policies in the secondary market through financial advisors and appointed agents.
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