Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. TheStreet upgraded EZCORP from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Friday, May 10th. B. Riley started coverage on EZCORP in a research report on Friday, April 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.00 target price for the company. Finally, BidaskClub lowered EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.50.
NASDAQ:EZPW traded down $0.29 on Thursday, hitting $8.67. 329,941 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 210,593. The firm has a market capitalization of $546.13 million, a PE ratio of 10.97 and a beta of 1.73. EZCORP has a 52 week low of $7.45 and a 52 week high of $11.90. The company has a quick ratio of 2.28, a current ratio of 2.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The business has a 50-day moving average of $9.56.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 97,650 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $925,000 after buying an additional 3,600 shares during the period. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 2,018,845 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $19,118,000 after buying an additional 155,559 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 27.0% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 38,137 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $361,000 after buying an additional 8,097 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of EZCORP in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $424,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of EZCORP in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $276,000. Institutional investors own 99.00% of the company’s stock.
EZCORP Company Profile
EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans. It operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, Latin America Pawn, and Other International. The company offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, including jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and sells merchandise, such as collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers.
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