Nicholas Financial (NICK) Downgraded by TheStreet

Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report issued on Friday.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Nicholas Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st.

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Shares of NICK stock opened at $8.76 on Friday. Nicholas Financial has a 52-week low of $7.59 and a 52-week high of $10.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $69.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 145.83 and a beta of 0.56.

Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The credit services provider reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Nicholas Financial had a positive return on equity of 0.54% and a negative net margin of 3.23%. The business had revenue of $20.53 million during the quarter.

In other Nicholas Financial news, CEO Douglas W. Marohn purchased 5,629 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.00 per share, for a total transaction of $50,661.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 10,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $98,361. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 29.60% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Nicholas Financial stock. JBF Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) by 197.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 35,546 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,600 shares during the period. JBF Capital Inc. owned 0.45% of Nicholas Financial worth $313,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. 54.67% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Nicholas Financial Company Profile

Nicholas Financial, Inc operates as a specialized consumer finance company in the United States. The company engages in acquiring and servicing automobile finance installment contracts for the purchase of new and used automobiles and light trucks. It also originates direct consumer loans and sells consumer-finance related products.

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