NASDAQ:ASFI - Asta Funding Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $4.80 +0.08 (+1.69 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$4.72Today's Range$4.74 - $4.8052-Week Range$2.80 - $10.65Volume300 shsAverage Volume1,623 shsMarket Capitalization$32.11 millionP/E RatioN/ADividend YieldN/ABeta0.02 ProfileDiscussionChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Asta Funding, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the consumer receivables business in the United States, Puerto Rico, and South America. It operates through three segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, and Social Security Disability Advocacy. The Consumer Receivables segment is involved in purchasing, managing, and servicing distressed consumer receivables, including judgment receivables, which are accounts where outside attorneys secure judgments directly against the consumer; charged-off receivables consisting of accounts that have been written-off by the originators and might have been previously serviced by collection agencies; and semi-performing receivables that are accounts where the debtor is currently making partial or irregular monthly payments, but the accounts might have been written-off by the originators. Its distressed consumer receivables include MasterCard, Visa, and other credit card accounts, which were charged-off by the issuers or providers for non-payment. The Personal Injury Claims segment funds personal injury settlement claims. The Social Security Disability Advocacy segment represents individuals in their claims for social security disability and supplemental security income benefits from the social security administration. Asta Funding, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Receive ASFI News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ASFI and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Short-term business credit Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:ASFI Previous Symbol CUSIP04622010 CIK1001258 Webwww.astafunding.com Phone201-567-5648Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio33.44 Quick Ratio33.44Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$21.54 million Price / Sales1.49 Cash Flow$0.6375 per share Price / Cash Flow7.53 Book Value$12.82 per share Price / Book0.37Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$4.05 million Net Margins36.66% Return on Equity9.72% Return on Assets9.49%Miscellaneous Employees86 Outstanding Shares6,690,000Market Cap$32.11 million Next Earnings DateN/A OptionableOptionable Asta Funding (NASDAQ:ASFI) Frequently Asked Questions What is Asta Funding's stock symbol? Asta Funding trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASFI." How will Asta Funding's stock buyback program work? Asta Funding declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Sunday, April 9th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 5,310,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through a tender offer. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Asta Funding's earnings last quarter? Asta Funding, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASFI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 26th. The business services provider reported ($0.57) EPS for the quarter. The business services provider earned $8.27 million during the quarter. Asta Funding had a return on equity of 9.72% and a net margin of 36.66%. View Asta Funding's Earnings History. Has Asta Funding been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about ASFI stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Asta Funding earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Asta Funding's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Asta Funding include Encore Capital Group (ECPG), Nicholas Financial (NICK), Plumas Bancorp (PLBC), CPI Card Group (PMTS) and PwrCor (PWCO). What other stocks do shareholders of Asta Funding own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Asta Funding investors own include Ampliphi Biosciences (APHB), Allena Pharmaceuticals (ALNA), Athersys (ATHX), Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (AQXP), Lilis Energy (LLEX), Palatin Technologies (PTN), Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT), AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (ACRX), Microchip Technology (MCHP) and Pieris Pharmaceuticals (PIRS). Who are Asta Funding's key executives? Asta Funding's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Gary Stern, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 66)Mr. Bruce R. Foster CPA, CPA, Chief Accounting Officer, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 59)Mr. Seth Berman, Chief Compliance Officer, Sec. & Gen. Counsel (Age 56)Mr. Ricky Stern CFP, CIMA, Sr. VP (Age 34) Who are Asta Funding's major shareholders? Asta Funding's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.28%). Company insiders that own Asta Funding stock include Mark Levenfus and Ricky Stern. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Asta Funding. Which major investors are selling Asta Funding stock? ASFI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Asta Funding. How do I buy shares of Asta Funding? Shares of ASFI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Asta Funding's stock price today? One share of ASFI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.80. How big of a company is Asta Funding? Asta Funding has a market capitalization of $32.11 million and generates $21.54 million in revenue each year. Asta Funding employs 86 workers across the globe. What is Asta Funding's official website? The official website for Asta Funding is http://www.astafunding.com. How can I contact Asta Funding? Asta Funding's mailing address is 210 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs NJ, 07632. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 201-567-5648. MarketBeat Community Rating for Asta Funding (NASDAQ ASFI)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 69 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 75 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 144MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Asta Funding and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ASFI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ASFI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How are the companies in the S&P 500 selected?