America’s Car-Mart (CRMT) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.01

Media coverage about America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. America’s Car-Mart earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4130082403348 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of CRMT traded down $1.05 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $51.15. 58,876 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 39,070. America’s Car-Mart has a 12-month low of $33.05 and a 12-month high of $52.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $346.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.37 and a beta of 0.86.

America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 19th. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $147.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $136.55 million. America’s Car-Mart had a return on equity of 9.91% and a net margin of 5.30%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.35 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that America’s Car-Mart will post 3.27 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts recently commented on CRMT shares. BidaskClub cut America’s Car-Mart from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. ValuEngine cut America’s Car-Mart from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Stephens set a $50.00 price target on America’s Car-Mart and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded America’s Car-Mart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.00.

In other America’s Car-Mart news, Director William H. Henderson sold 11,546 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.50, for a total value of $571,527.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director William H. Henderson sold 3,454 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total value of $172,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 137,190 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,859,500. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,484,327. 11.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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America’s Car-Mart Company Profile

America's Car-Mart, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company primarily sells older model used vehicles and provides financing for its customers. As of April 30, 2017, it operated 140 dealerships in 11 states in the South-Central United States.

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