News coverage about Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Encore Capital Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.1472667411533 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) opened at $44.90 on Wednesday. Encore Capital Group has a 12 month low of $28.95 and a 12 month high of $52.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.03, a current ratio of 0.74 and a quick ratio of 0.74. The company has a market capitalization of $1,184.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.25, a P/E/G ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.68.
Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The asset manager reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.11. Encore Capital Group had a return on equity of 18.70% and a net margin of 7.01%. The company had revenue of $317.48 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $297.72 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.72 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 17.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Encore Capital Group will post 4.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Encore Capital Group news, insider Paul Grinberg sold 18,773 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.88, for a total transaction of $786,213.24. Following the sale, the insider now owns 200,518 shares in the company, valued at $8,397,693.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders have sold 114,138 shares of company stock worth $4,801,521 in the last 90 days. 8.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Encore Capital Group Company Profile
Encore Capital Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, is a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a range of financial assets. The Company operates through Portfolio Purchasing and Recovery segment. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States, Europe and other.
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