Asta Funding (ASFI) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows
Headlines about Asta Funding (NASDAQ:ASFI) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Asta Funding earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9329270354889 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Asta Funding (NASDAQ:ASFI) traded down 1.97% on Wednesday, reaching $7.45. The company had a trading volume of 3,936 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $7.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.73. The stock’s market capitalization is $49.34 million. Asta Funding has a 12-month low of $6.15 and a 12-month high of $10.85.
Asta Funding (NASDAQ:ASFI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The business services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter. Asta Funding had a net margin of 0.59% and a return on equity of 0.20%. The company had revenue of $14.78 million for the quarter. Equities analysts expect that Asta Funding will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Separately, TheStreet raised Asta Funding from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th.
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Asta Funding Company Profile
Asta Funding, Inc is primarily engaged in the businesses of acquiring, managing, servicing and recovering on portfolios of consumer receivables. The Company operates through four segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, Structured Settlements and GAR Disability Advocates. The Consumer receivables segment is engaged in purchasing, managing for its own account and servicing distressed consumer receivables, including charged off receivables, semi-performing receivables and performing receivables.
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