Regional Management Corp. (RM) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.16

Headlines about Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Regional Management Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.9698625717888 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.06. Regional Management Corp. had a return on equity of 12.98% and a net margin of 10.37%. The company had revenue of $65.34 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $65.00 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. Regional Management Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on RM shares. Stephens started coverage on Regional Management Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Regional Management Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Regional Management Corp. from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. DA Davidson reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Regional Management Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Regional Management Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Regional Management Corp. has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.83.

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About Regional Management Corp.

Regional Management Corp. is a diversified consumer finance company. The Company provides an array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other traditional lenders. Its products include small loans, large loans, automobile loans, retail loans, and optional payment and collateral protection insurance products.

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