Springleaf Holdings Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (NASDAQ:LEAF)
Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the stock, American Banking News reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $28.75.
A number of research firms have recently commented on LEAF. Analysts at Sterne Agee downgraded shares of Springleaf Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $30.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at Stephens reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Springleaf Holdings in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $29.00. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Springleaf Holdings in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $32.00.
Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) traded down 2.38% on Thursday, hitting $25.86. The stock had a trading volume of 161,596 shares. Springleaf Holdings has a one year low of $18.51 and a one year high of $29.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $24.15 and a 200-day moving average of $24.5. The company has a market cap of $2.970 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 66.56.
Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 14th. The company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. Analysts expect that Springleaf Holdings will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Springleaf Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:LEAF) is a consumer finance company providing loan products to customers through it’s nationwide branch network and through iLoan, it’s Internet lending division.
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