General Finance (GFN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.12

News coverage about General Finance (NASDAQ:GFN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. General Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.300106117127 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently commented on GFN. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of General Finance in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised General Finance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. General Finance presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.20.

General Finance (NASDAQ GFN) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.40. The company had a trading volume of 19,108 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,244. The firm has a market capitalization of $196.41, a P/E ratio of -67.27 and a beta of 1.19. General Finance has a fifty-two week low of $4.50 and a fifty-two week high of $7.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.88, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.59.

General Finance (NASDAQ:GFN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The business services provider reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.12. The business had revenue of $92.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $78.80 million. General Finance had a return on equity of 0.39% and a net margin of 0.18%. analysts anticipate that General Finance will post -0.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Neil Gagnon sold 20,872 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.47, for a total value of $155,913.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 957,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,152,472.71. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 25.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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General Finance Company Profile

General Finance Corporation is a specialty rental services company. The Company offers a range of portable storage units, including its core 20-feet and 40-feet steel containers, office container, mobile office and modular space products and steel tanks. It has two geographic areas that include its four operating segments: the Asia-Pacific area, consisting of the leasing operations of Royal Wolf Holdings Limited and its Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries (Royal Wolf), and North America, consisting of the combined leasing operations of Pac-Van, Inc and its Canadian subsidiary, PV Acquisition Corp.

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