Consumer Portfolio Services (CPSS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Consumer Portfolio Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.1215206279943 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research firms recently commented on CPSS. TheStreet lowered Consumer Portfolio Services from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Consumer Portfolio Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a report on Thursday, September 7th.

Shares of Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) opened at $4.20 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $90.58, a PE ratio of 5.47 and a beta of 1.94. Consumer Portfolio Services has a 1-year low of $3.66 and a 1-year high of $6.05. The company has a current ratio of 17.19, a quick ratio of 17.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.89.

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

Consumer Portfolio Services announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Monday, July 24th that authorizes the company to buyback $10.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the credit services provider to purchase up to 9.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

In other Consumer Portfolio Services news, major shareholder Second Curve Capital Llc sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.16, for a total value of $83,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 37.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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