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GREENVILLE, S.C. _ World Acceptance Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $18.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.11 per share. World Acceptance shares have fallen slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.
Of companies announcing earnings this week, subprime lender World Acceptance has the most shorted stock, according to data from Markit.
More new shorts were added in Nasdaq stocks in the end of March, but they declined on NYSE names.
Subprime consumer lender World Acceptance has delayed filing its complete 10-K for the second time in the past month. CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses what the company's move means for its stock.
When fast-growing World Acceptance reports earnings on July 26, keep an eye on anything the company says about the government's newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).