World Accep Corp Del (WRLD) Shareholder Nantahala Capital Management LLC Has Lifted Stake by $13.58 Million

May 17, 2018 - By Bradley Stiles

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 10 investors sold WRLD shares while 47 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 7.96 million shares or 0.67% less from 8.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parametric Assocs Ltd Liability Com owns 73,711 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Vanguard Inc has 0% invested in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD). Aqr Cap Management Limited Com reported 56,819 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co holds 0% in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) or 2,000 shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 763 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Aperio Lc invested in 0% or 7,722 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 7,764 shares. Citigroup Inc has invested 0% in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD). California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% or 9,280 shares. Renaissance Technology Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD). Manufacturers Life Communications The holds 4,629 shares. National Bank Of Ny Mellon reported 0% in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD). Hancock invested in 17,291 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Lsv Asset Mngmt holds 0.05% in World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) or 365,169 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 2,778 shares.

Wilmot B. Harkey increased its stake in World Accep Corp Del (WRLD) by 48.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nantahala Capital Management Llc bought 169,699 shares as the company’s stock rose 26.88% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Wilmot B. Harkey held 519,699 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $41.95 million, up from 350,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nantahala Capital Management Llc who had been investing in World Accep Corp Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $980.72M market cap company. The stock increased 1.88% or $2.01 during the last trading session, reaching $108.83. About 24,955 shares traded. World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) has risen 109.46% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.91% the S&P500.

Nantahala Capital Management Llc, which manages about $614.40M and $2.25B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Uniqure Nv (Call) (NASDAQ:QURE) by 619,883 shares to 500,000 shares, valued at $9.80M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Rh (Call) by 312,400 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 887,600 shares, and cut its stake in Scientific Games Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:SGMS).

More important recent World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind US Foods Holding, Tahoe Resources, Corporate Office Properties Trust …” on April 18, 2018, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “World Acceptance Corporation Reports Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter Results”, Streetinsider.com published: “World Acceptance (WRLD) Misses Q4 EPS by 24c, Beats on Revenues” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Earnings Scheduled For May 10, 2018” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering World Acceptance Corp (NASDAQ:WRLD), 0 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. World Acceptance Corp had 5 analyst reports since January 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 4. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, January 22 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of WRLD in report on Sunday, January 28 with “Sell” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, January 3. The stock of World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLD) earned “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Friday, January 26.

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