Alice Lindsay Caulder Sells 2,075 Shares of World Acceptance Co. (NASDAQ:WRLD) Stock


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World Acceptance Co. (NASDAQ:WRLD) SVP Alice Lindsay Caulder sold 2,075 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.00, for a total transaction of $286,350.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 14,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,975,608. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

World Acceptance stock opened at $141.34 on Thursday. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $111.70 and a 200-day simple moving average of $95.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 11.23 and a current ratio of 11.23. The company has a market capitalization of $971.43 million, a P/E ratio of 27.13 and a beta of 1.79. World Acceptance Co. has a fifty-two week low of $43.16 and a fifty-two week high of $142.99.

World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 22nd. The credit services provider reported $1.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $1.29. World Acceptance had a return on equity of 14.91% and a net margin of 6.53%. The company had revenue of $124.44 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $126.26 million. As a group, analysts forecast that World Acceptance Co. will post 6.18 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have commented on WRLD. BidaskClub downgraded World Acceptance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 3rd. ValuEngine cut shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 2nd.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WRLD. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in World Acceptance by 71.9% during the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 813 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $51,000 after purchasing an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 524.7% during the third quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 912 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $96,000 after acquiring an additional 766 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in World Acceptance by 175.9% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,327 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 846 shares during the period. Captrust Financial Advisors bought a new position in shares of World Acceptance during the second quarter valued at about $189,000. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of World Acceptance during the third quarter valued at approximately $222,000. 94.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

World Acceptance Company Profile

World Acceptance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, 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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