Media headlines about Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rent-A-Center earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4295707179062 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Portfolio of Lower return Stock: Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Rent-A-Center, Inc., (NASDAQ: RCII) – Beta Factor Evaluation – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Trending Activity with Technical Depiction – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
- Rent-A-Center Inc (RCII) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) estimated to achieve EPS growth of 34.50% for this year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
Shares of Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ RCII) traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.01. 1,271,063 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,814,509. The stock has a market cap of $460.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 82.01 and a beta of 0.90. Rent-A-Center has a 52 week low of $7.22 and a 52 week high of $13.89. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 2.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47.
Several brokerages have issued reports on RCII. BidaskClub raised shares of Rent-A-Center from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Rent-A-Center in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Stephens reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective (down from $8.00) on shares of Rent-A-Center in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Loop Capital reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective (down from $8.00) on shares of Rent-A-Center in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on shares of Rent-A-Center from $10.50 to $9.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.86.
Rent-A-Center Company Profile
Rent-A-Center, Inc is a rent-to-own operator in North America. The Company provides an opportunity to obtain ownership of products, such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers (including tablets), smartphones and furniture (including accessories), under rental purchase agreements. The Company operates in four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising.
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