News stories about Qudian (NYSE:QD) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qudian earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.0280141568951 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of Qudian stock traded down $0.31 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $14.63. The company had a trading volume of 1,872,092 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,162,955. Qudian has a 52-week low of $11.33 and a 52-week high of $35.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.14, a current ratio of 1.39 and a quick ratio of 1.39.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on QD. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Qudian in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $30.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Qudian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective (down previously from $35.00) on shares of Qudian in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Qudian from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Macquarie reduced their target price on Qudian from $36.00 to $24.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $23.50.

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About Qudian

Qudian Inc provides cash credit products, which provide funds in digital form, and merchandise credit products. The Company operates through an online platform and all the transaction are facilitated through mobile devices. Borrowers can apply for credit on their mobile phones and receive approval within a few seconds.

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