World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) SVP Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 672 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.90, for a total transaction of $86,620.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 21,245 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,738,480.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

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

  • On Tuesday, July 30th, Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 384 shares of World Acceptance stock. The shares were 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 shares were sold at an average price of $174.67, for a total transaction of $87,509.67.

Shares of NASDAQ:WRLD traded up $5.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $133.92. 96,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 184,658. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.51 and a beta of 2.42. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $149.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $132.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 17.63 and a current ratio of 17.63. World Acceptance Corp. has a twelve month low of $89.78 and a twelve month high of $175.78.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last issued its quarterly 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). The business had revenue of $138.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $134.64 million. World Acceptance had a return on equity of 11.94% and a net margin of 12.02%. World Acceptance’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.69 EPS. Analysts predict that World Acceptance Corp. will post 6.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $156.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Janney Montgomery Scott restated a “sell” rating and issued a $87.00 target price (down previously from $108.00) on shares of World Acceptance in a research report on Thursday, July 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of World Acceptance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 23rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on shares of World Acceptance to $65.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $102.67.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of WRLD. Nuveen Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of World Acceptance during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $4,200,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 67.3% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 4,182 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $686,000 after buying an additional 1,682 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of World Acceptance during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $521,000. Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 1,220.8% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 30,114 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $4,942,000 after buying an additional 27,834 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Invesco Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 36,008 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $5,909,000 after buying an additional 1,955 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.70% 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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