Media stories about Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Consumer Portfolio Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.944271507115 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Consumer Portfolio Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Shares of Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) traded up $0.14 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $3.81. The company had a trading volume of 20,185 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,244. Consumer Portfolio Services has a fifty-two week low of $3.66 and a fifty-two week high of $5.69. The company has a market capitalization of $79.92, a PE ratio of 95.02 and a beta of 1.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.89, a current ratio of 17.19 and a quick ratio of 17.19.

Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The credit services provider reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. Consumer Portfolio Services had a return on equity of 9.77% and a net margin of 0.87%. The business had revenue of $107.23 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $110.31 million. sell-side analysts expect that Consumer Portfolio Services will post 0.83 EPS for the current year.

In related news, insider Chris Terry sold 90,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Saturday, February 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.13, for a total transaction of $371,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 6,349 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $26,221.37. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Daniel S. Wood sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.32, for a total value of $43,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 167,565 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $723,880.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 256,900 shares of company stock valued at $1,076,484 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 37.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Consumer Portfolio Services

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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