Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM)’s share price rose 3.3% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $14.87 and last traded at $14.81, with a volume of 62,354 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.33.

RM has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Regional Management Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Regional Management Corp. in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.00.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $15.63 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.48. The stock has a market cap of $184.99 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.20.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $56.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.66 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Regional Management Corp. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Regional Management Corp. news, major shareholder Glen Capital Partners Focus Fu sold 8,613 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.82, for a total transaction of $153,483.66. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,258,496 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,426,398.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Alvaro G. Demolina sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.83, for a total transaction of $158,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 30,201 shares in the company, valued at $478,081.83. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Tieton Capital Management LLC increased its position in Regional Management Corp. by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. Tieton Capital Management LLC now owns 368,997 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,708,000 after buying an additional 8,580 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Regional Management Corp. by 26.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 308,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,777,000 after buying an additional 64,520 shares during the period. Matarin Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Regional Management Corp. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,072,000. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in Regional Management Corp. by 165.3% in the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 162,146 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,508,000 after buying an additional 101,026 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management increased its position in Regional Management Corp. by 443.5% in the fourth quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 278,824 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,313,000 after buying an additional 227,524 shares during the period.

Regional Management Corp. is a diversified specialty consumer finance company. The Company provides a range of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Its products include small loans, large loans, automobile loans, retail loans and optional credit insurance products.

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