News coverage about Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Credit Acceptance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0336546887596 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ CACC) traded down $6.77 during trading on Thursday, reaching $314.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 72,163 shares, compared to its average volume of 195,038. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.99, a current ratio of 24.00 and a quick ratio of 24.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,192.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.04, a P/E/G ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 0.57. Credit Acceptance has a fifty-two week low of $182.50 and a fifty-two week high of $377.82.

Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The credit services provider reported $5.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $5.53 by ($0.37). The firm had revenue of $287.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $287.37 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 42.36% and a return on equity of 30.18%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $4.79 EPS. equities analysts expect that Credit Acceptance will post 26.03 EPS for the current year.

CACC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $270.00 price target on shares of Credit Acceptance in a report on Monday, January 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Credit Acceptance from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Credit Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $390.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, January 12th. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Credit Acceptance in a report on Monday, January 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $355.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Stephens set a $257.00 price target on shares of Credit Acceptance and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $283.22.

In other Credit Acceptance news, major shareholder Jill Foss Watson sold 18,106 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $326.06, for a total transaction of $5,903,642.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Douglas W. Busk sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $319.86, for a total value of $319,860.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 115,925 shares of company stock valued at $38,221,579 in the last three months. Insiders own 5.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Credit Acceptance

Credit Acceptance Corporation offers financing programs that enable automobile dealers to sell vehicles to consumers. The Company’s financing programs are offered through a network of automobile dealers. The Company has two Dealers financing programs: the Portfolio Program and the Purchase Program. Under the Portfolio Program, the Company advances money to dealers (Dealer Loan) in exchange for the right to service the underlying consumer loans.

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