World Acceptance (WRLD) Analysts See $0.95 EPS; Vident Investment Advisory Has Lowered Tech Data (TECD) Position By $404,272

January 10, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Vident Investment Advisory Llc decreased Tech Data Corp (TECD) stake by 15.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Vident Investment Advisory Llc sold 4,594 shares as Tech Data Corp (TECD)’s stock rose 6.40%. The Vident Investment Advisory Llc holds 24,284 shares with $2.16 million value, down from 28,878 last quarter. Tech Data Corp now has $3.93 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $103.04. About 341,710 shares traded. Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) has risen 41.82% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.12% the S&P500.

Analysts expect World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) to report $0.95 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 13.64% from last quarter’s $1.1 EPS. WRLD’s profit would be $8.31 million giving it 21.79 P/E if the $0.95 EPS is correct. After having $1.10 EPS previously, World Acceptance Corporation’s analysts see -13.64% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $82.79. About 131,788 shares traded or 53.11% up from the average. World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) has risen 103.20% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 86.50% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Tech Data Corp (NASDAQ:TECD), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Tech Data Corp had 19 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup upgraded Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) on Friday, June 2 to “Neutral” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 30 by Bank of America. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, September 22 by Citigroup. The stock of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 20 by Bank of America. The stock of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) earned “Hold” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, November 28. The stock of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, November 28. The stock of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 12. The stock of Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 25 by Raymond James.

Vident Investment Advisory Llc increased Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) stake by 7,515 shares to 26,531 valued at $3.25 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ipg Photonics Corp (NASDAQ:IPGP) stake by 75,766 shares and now owns 128,462 shares. Aerovironment Inc (NASDAQ:AVAV) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.54 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold TECD shares while 82 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 36.31 million shares or 2.77% less from 37.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alyeska Investment Gp LP holds 862,943 shares. American Century Inc owns 210,241 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Delta Asset Limited Liability Corp Tn reported 235 shares. 2,706 were reported by Credit Agricole S A. 71,835 were accumulated by Dean Inv Associate. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owns 7,360 shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 5,976 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Limited Liability Com accumulated 50,255 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Qs Limited Liability Corp holds 90,457 shares. Quantbot Technologies Ltd Partnership holds 7,330 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Tower Ltd Liability Com (Trc) holds 0.04% or 5,753 shares in its portfolio. Lpl Ltd Co has 0% invested in Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD). Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership stated it has 2.88 million shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD). Breton Hill Capital has 0.13% invested in Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD).

Analysts await Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) to report earnings on March, 14. They expect $3.53 earnings per share, up 44.08% or $1.08 from last year’s $2.45 per share. TECD’s profit will be $134.67M for 7.30 P/E if the $3.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.00 actual earnings per share reported by Tech Data Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 76.50% EPS growth.

World Acceptance Corporation engages in small-loan consumer finance business. The company has market cap of $724.37 million. The firm offers short-term small and medium-term larger installment loans, as well as related credit insurance and ancillary services and products to individuals. It has a 11.34 P/E ratio. It also provides automobile club memberships to its borrowers; and income tax return preparation and electronic filing services.

Among 5 analysts covering World Acceptance (NASDAQ:WRLD), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. World Acceptance had 13 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 14. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 3 by Stephens. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, November 18 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, September 7 report. As per Tuesday, January 10, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Janney Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.30, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 14 investors sold World Acceptance Corporation shares while 48 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 8.01 million shares or 3.10% less from 8.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Legal General Grp Public Limited Co owns 10,685 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Eqis owns 0.01% invested in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) for 2,664 shares. Meeder Asset Management reported 164 shares stake. Moreover, Bridgeway Capital has 0.04% invested in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) for 39,200 shares. Livingston Grp Asset Com (Operating As Southport Management) stated it has 0.75% in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD). Jpmorgan Chase & Co invested in 77,584 shares or 0% of the stock. Ahl Llp holds 0.01% or 4,730 shares. 58,771 are owned by Goldman Sachs Grp Inc. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership holds 25,326 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 8,218 shares. Wellington Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD). Ameriprise reported 45,257 shares. Moreover, Northern Trust has 0% invested in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) for 145,714 shares. Sei Co owns 5 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 3,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

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