Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Consumer Portfolio Services (CPSS) Stock Price

Media stories about Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Consumer Portfolio Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.7713365098203 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) opened at $4.15 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 17.19, a current ratio of 17.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.89. Consumer Portfolio Services has a one year low of $3.66 and a one year high of $5.69. The firm has a market cap of $97.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.46 and a beta of 1.91.

Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The credit services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17. The business had revenue of $109.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.39 million. Consumer Portfolio Services had a net margin of 4.87% and a return on equity of 11.09%. analysts forecast that Consumer Portfolio Services will post 0.66 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on CPSS. TheStreet downgraded shares of Consumer Portfolio Services from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Consumer Portfolio Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a report on Thursday, September 7th.

In other Consumer Portfolio Services news, insider Curtis K. Powell sold 8,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.27, for a total transaction of $34,587.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Curtis K. Powell sold 6,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.36, for a total transaction of $30,084.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 235,100 shares of company stock worth $989,660 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 37.50% of the company’s stock.

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Consumer Portfolio Services Company Profile

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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