Regional Management Corp (NYSE:RM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.20.

RM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Regional Management from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. JMP Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Regional Management in a research report on Sunday, February 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Regional Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 16th. Janney Montgomery Scott raised shares of Regional Management from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, BTIG Research initiated coverage on shares of Regional Management in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $36.00 target price for the company.

RM opened at $24.09 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $287.48 million, a PE ratio of 7.60 and a beta of 0.97. Regional Management has a 1-year low of $22.90 and a 1-year high of $37.21. The company has a quick ratio of 51.35, a current ratio of 51.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.25.

Regional Management (NYSE:RM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The credit services provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $81.75 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.00 million. Regional Management had a return on equity of 13.80% and a net margin of 11.02%. On average, equities analysts expect that Regional Management will post 3.35 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SEI Investments Co bought a new stake in shares of Regional Management during the 1st quarter valued at about $25,000. Citigroup Inc. increased its stake in Regional Management by 7,813.3% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,187 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $28,000 after buying an additional 1,172 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in Regional Management by 210.7% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,948 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $48,000 after buying an additional 1,321 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its stake in Regional Management by 358.8% in the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 3,845 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $92,000 after buying an additional 3,007 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in Regional Management by 236.3% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 8,001 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $196,000 after buying an additional 5,622 shares during the period. 87.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Regional Management Company Profile

Regional Management Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides various installment loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies, and other traditional lenders. The company offers small and large installment loans; loans to finance the purchase of furniture, appliances, and other retail products; insurance products, including credit life, credit accident and health, credit property, vehicle single interest, and credit involuntary unemployment insurance; collateral protection insurance; and property insurance, as well as reinsurance products.

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