World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) shares traded down 1.5% on Friday . The company traded as low as $44.75 and last traded at $45.18, with a volume of 138,949 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $45.89.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of World Acceptance Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of World Acceptance Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of World Acceptance Corp. in a report on Friday, July 15th.

The stock has a market capitalization of $393.19 million and a P/E ratio of 4.89. The company’s 50 day moving average is $48.28 and its 200 day moving average is $40.84.

World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.22 by $0.33. The company had revenue of $127.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.91 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.71 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that World Acceptance Corp. will post $8.13 EPS for the current year.

World Acceptance Corporation is a small-loan consumer finance company. The Company offers short-term small loans, medium-term larger loans, related credit insurance products and ancillary products and services to individuals who have limited access to other sources of consumer credit. The Company also offers income tax return preparation services and electronic filing program to its customer base and to others.

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