News coverage about Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Regional Management Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.4849875757583 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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RM has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Regional Management Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. ValuEngine cut Regional Management Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. TheStreet upgraded Regional Management Corp. from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Regional Management Corp. in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Stephens initiated coverage on Regional Management Corp. in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $25.00 price target for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Regional Management Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.83.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) opened at 24.55 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $23.60 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.39. Regional Management Corp. has a 1-year low of $18.31 and a 1-year high of $27.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $286.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.78 and a beta of 1.37.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.06. Regional Management Corp. had a return on equity of 12.98% and a net margin of 10.37%. The company had revenue of $65.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $65.00 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.49 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Regional Management Corp. will post $2.02 EPS for the current year.

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About Regional Management Corp.

Regional Management Corp. is a diversified consumer finance company. The Company provides an array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Its products include small loans, large loans, automobile loans, retail loans, and optional payment and collateral protection insurance products.

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