Shares of Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) traded down 2.2% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $3.92 and last traded at $3.98, with a volume of 62,689 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.07.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Compass Point decreased their price target on Consumer Portfolio Services from $5.50 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Consumer Portfolio Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Consumer Portfolio Services has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.25.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.81 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $98.00 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.66.

Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) last posted its earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $100.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $100.30 million. On average, analysts predict that Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. will post $0.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Second Curve Capital Llc sold 8,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.40, for a total value of $37,840.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Consumer Portfolio Services stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) by 79.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,039,699 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 904,999 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 7.86% of Consumer Portfolio Services worth $10,586,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company’s business is to purchase and service retail automobile contracts originated primarily by franchised automobile dealers and by select independent dealers in the United States in the sale of new and used automobiles, light trucks and passenger vans.

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