Tilson comments hits World Acceptance


World Acceptance Corporation (WRLD -3.2%) slides on heavy volume after Whitney Tilson reiterates his short in the specialty consumer lender, calling it among the "scummiest, most predatory financial companies."

Earlier coverage of WRLD

Others of note: Springleaf Financial (LEAF -0.4%), Atlanticus Holdings (ATLC -1.8%), Cash America (CSH +0.4%), EZCORP (EZPW -0.8%), DFC Global (DLLR -2.5%).

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  • gsterling
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    If I shorted every company that was involved in scummy and predatory practices I'd have a very few longs to invest it.
    17 Jan 2014, 11:18 AM Reply Like
  • valuedriver
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    Tilson may be among the scummiest hedge fund manager preying upon accredited investors
    17 Jan 2014, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • chummybeagle
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    27% returns on equity, 8x earnings providing services to a demographic who have no means of escaping high interest loans? And it has 61% short interest?

     

    Where do I sign up to take this company private?
    17 Jan 2014, 03:30 PM Reply Like
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