Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) shares traded down 3.5% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $3.67 and last traded at $3.84, with a volume of 122,282 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.98.

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

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.81 and a 200-day moving average of $4.05. The firm has a market cap of $95.03 million and a PE ratio of 3.55.

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

In other Consumer Portfolio Services news, major shareholder Second Curve Capital Llc sold 37,000 shares of Consumer Portfolio Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.78, for a total transaction of $139,860.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Consumer Portfolio Services stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) by 79.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm 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 7.86% of Consumer Portfolio Services worth $10,586,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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