WINTON GROUP Ltd Decreases Position in World Acceptance Co. (NASDAQ:WRLD)

WINTON GROUP Ltd lowered its stake in shares of World Acceptance Co. (NASDAQ:WRLDGet Rating) by 27.2% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 8,309 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 3,105 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in World Acceptance were worth $2,039,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. CWM LLC purchased a new stake in shares of World Acceptance during the 4th quarter worth approximately $48,000. Denali Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of World Acceptance during the 4th quarter worth approximately $49,000. First Horizon Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 2,695.5% during the 3rd quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. now owns 615 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $99,000 after purchasing an additional 593 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of World Acceptance by 565.2% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 898 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $144,000 after purchasing an additional 763 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of World Acceptance during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $210,000. Institutional investors own 85.05% of the company’s stock.

In related news, SVP Luke J. Umstetter sold 250 shares of World Acceptance stock in a transaction on Friday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $193.69, for a total value of $48,422.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 39.00% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ WRLD opened at $159.58 on Tuesday. World Acceptance Co. has a 52-week low of $133.48 and a 52-week high of $265.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.86, a quick ratio of 20.09 and a current ratio of 15.36. The company has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.80 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a fifty day moving average of $189.06 and a 200-day moving average of $206.52.

WRLD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. StockNews.com upgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of World Acceptance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 6th.

About World Acceptance (Get Rating)

World Acceptance Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in small-loan consumer finance business. The company offers short-term small installment loans, medium-term larger installment loans, related credit insurance, and ancillary products and services to individuals. It also provides automobile club memberships to its borrowers; and income tax return preparation and electronic filing services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD)

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