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Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.07, Analyst Ratings Network reports.

A number of research firms have recently commented on LEAF. Analysts at Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Springleaf Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, July 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Sterne Agee downgraded shares of Springleaf Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 12th. 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. Finally, 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. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Springleaf Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.89.

Springleaf Holdings (NASDAQ:LEAF) traded up 11.23% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $29.32. 517,768 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Springleaf Holdings has a 52 week low of $18.51 and a 52 week high of $29.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $26.23 and a 200-day moving average of $25.26. The company has a market cap of $3.367 billion and a P/E ratio of 66.23.

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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