News headlines about Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Consumer Portfolio Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.6533130853175 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ CPSS) opened at $4.25 on Monday. Consumer Portfolio Services has a 52-week low of $3.66 and a 52-week high of $5.69. The firm has a market cap of $92.33, a P/E ratio of 5.59 and a beta of 1.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.89, a quick ratio of 17.19 and a current ratio of 17.19.

Consumer Portfolio Services (NASDAQ:CPSS) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The credit services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17. Consumer Portfolio Services had a net margin of 4.87% and a return on equity of 11.09%. The firm had revenue of $109.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $112.39 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Consumer Portfolio Services will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on CPSS. TheStreet downgraded shares of Consumer Portfolio Services from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Consumer Portfolio Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of Consumer Portfolio Services in a research report on Thursday, September 7th.

In other Consumer Portfolio Services news, major shareholder Second Curve Capital Llc purchased 150,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.22 per share, for a total transaction of $633,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Curtis K. Powell sold 6,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 a total of 235,100 shares of company stock valued at $989,660 over the last three months. 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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