Media headlines about Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nicholas Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.5089328384362 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of NICK stock traded down $0.13 on Friday, hitting $10.75. The company had a trading volume of 9,753 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,847. The stock has a market cap of $138.85 million, a PE ratio of 30.56 and a beta of 0.75. Nicholas Financial has a twelve month low of $7.59 and a twelve month high of $11.90.

Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The credit services provider reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $18.76 million during the quarter. Nicholas Financial had a positive return on equity of 2.67% and a negative net margin of 0.61%.

In other Nicholas Financial news, major shareholder Adam K. Peterson purchased 25,929 shares of Nicholas Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $10.19 per share, with a total value of $264,216.51. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Magnolia Capital Fund, Lp bought 5,887 shares of Nicholas Financial stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $11.13 per share, with a total value of $65,522.31. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased a total of 289,027 shares of company stock valued at $2,739,048 in the last ninety days. 27.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Nicholas Financial Company Profile

Nicholas Financial, Inc operates as a specialized consumer finance company in the United States. The company engages in acquiring and servicing automobile finance installment contracts for the purchase of new and used automobiles and light trucks. It also originates direct consumer loans and sells consumer-finance related products.

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