World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD) Holdings Raised by Seizert Capital Partners LLC

Seizert Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) by 35.6% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,563 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,722 shares during the quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC owned 0.08% of World Acceptance Corporation worth $544,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of WRLD. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of World Acceptance Corporation by 5.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,078,168 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $55,827,000 after acquiring an additional 58,557 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in World Acceptance Corporation by 28.9% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 521,631 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $39,075,000 after buying an additional 116,986 shares during the period. Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new position in World Acceptance Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $265,000. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of World Acceptance Corporation by 1.9% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 159,875 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $11,968,000 after purchasing an additional 2,979 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of World Acceptance Corporation by 0.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 146,413 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $10,968,000 after purchasing an additional 498 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.75% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ WRLD) opened at $73.15 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 16.43 and a quick ratio of 16.43. World Acceptance Corporation has a 1 year low of $42.01 and a 1 year high of $88.26. The company has a market cap of $662.29, a PE ratio of 10.22 and a beta of 2.43.

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.93 by ($0.83). World Acceptance Corporation had a return on equity of 13.90% and a net margin of 12.02%. The company had revenue of $131.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $130.20 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. World Acceptance Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that World Acceptance Corporation will post 7.24 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on WRLD shares. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “sell” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of World Acceptance Corporation in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of World Acceptance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.00.

About World Acceptance Corporation

World Acceptance Corporation operates a small-loan consumer finance business in 15 states and Mexico as of March 31, 2016. The Company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance and ancillary products and services to individuals. The Company offers standardized installment loans generally between $300 and $4,000 through 1,339 branches in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Mexico as of March 31, 2016.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD)

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