World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -0.25% or -$0.17 shares. The trading starts at $71.53 and closed at $68.20 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $66.26 and day high was $71.53 on Friday, June 12. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 61519.0 while its average volume is 90.48K. In other hand, the WRLD market cap reached to $512.27M. While, its current target price is $68.03 according to WSJ.
Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -14.70% and up 35.03% for month. Its quarterly performance was 8.66% above, while its half year performance is down -25.29%. WRLD yearly performance stood at negative -55.70% and fall -21.26% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for World Acceptance Corporation is 4.00.
Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. WRLD EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 3.57. EPS for this year is -55.40%, while for the next year its value is 5.21. Sales growth for the current quarter is 12.71 while its EPS Q/Q reached -25.40%. It has an EPS of -21.50% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 1.50%.
Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on WRLD for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 0 of 4 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 3 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 1 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $35.00-$57.00. Average target price for WRLD was reached at $43.25.
Prescott General Partners LLC, Blackrock Inc. and CAS Investment Partners, LLC are the top three holders in World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Prescott General Partners LLC has 2.04 million shares which valued 111.27 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 0.85 million shares which valued at 46.36 million. On Mar 30, 2020, CAS Investment Partners, LLC has a total of 0.7 million shares which valued at 38.39 million. In the end, CAS Investment Partners, LLC have 9.36% shares outstanding of World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 8.70%.
The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 3.57. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 4 analysts estimated an average EPS of -0.06, while 0.97 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for WRLD published in the report was -1.44-0.53 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.97 which is lower than 3.24 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.
A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for WRLD fall -22.91% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 11.29% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.00%. The moving average value for World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) is 74.45 and 60.50 for 200 and 50 days respectively.
Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in WRLD stock. On Sep 16, Caulder Alice Lindsay, SVP, Human Resources, sold 414 trading shares at the cost of $139.30, which valued at 57670.0. On Aug 30, Caulder Alice Lindsay, SVP, Human Resources, sold 643 shares at the cost of $138.27, with total shares of 20,602. On Aug 22, Prashad R Chad, President and CEO, sold 5,500 shares at the cost of 140.01. After this transaction, Prashad R Chad total shares reached to 92,277 which valued at 0.77 million.