Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect General Finance (GFN) Share Price

News coverage about General Finance (NASDAQ:GFN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. General Finance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.5541210896554 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several research firms have commented on GFN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of General Finance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. TheStreet raised shares of General Finance from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of General Finance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of General Finance in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.20.

General Finance (NASDAQ:GFN) traded up $0.25 during trading on Friday, hitting $6.55. 123,500 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 16,877. The stock has a market cap of $167.76, a PE ratio of -31.19 and a beta of 1.31. General Finance has a 1-year low of $4.50 and a 1-year high of $6.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.93.

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General Finance Company Profile

General Finance Corporation is a specialty rental services company. The Company offers a range of portable storage units, including its core 20-feet and 40-feet steel containers, office container, mobile office and modular space products and steel tanks. It has two geographic areas that include its four operating segments: the Asia-Pacific area, consisting of the leasing operations of Royal Wolf Holdings Limited and its Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries (Royal Wolf), and North America, consisting of the combined leasing operations of Pac-Van, Inc and its Canadian subsidiary, PV Acquisition Corp.

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