Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) was down 3.4% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $4.01 and last traded at $4.01, with a volume of 58,299 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.15.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on CPSS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Consumer Portfolio Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Compass Point reduced their price target on 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. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.25.

The firm has a market cap of $98.40 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.77. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $3.87 and a 200 day moving average of $4.04.

Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.03. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. will post $0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Consumer Portfolio Services stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSS) by 79.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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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