EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $183.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $182.10 million. EZCORP had a net margin of 3.16% and a return on equity of 3.65%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
EZCORP (EZPW) traded up 0.57% during trading on Friday, hitting $8.80. 558,383 shares of the stock were exchanged. EZCORP has a 52 week low of $7.55 and a 52 week high of $12.00. The stock has a market cap of $477.80 million, a P/E ratio of 20.28 and a beta of 1.98. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $8.21 and a 200-day moving average of $8.61.
A number of analysts have commented on EZPW shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.50 price objective on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of EZCORP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. EZCORP presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.42.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EZPW. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in EZCORP by 2.2% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 13,848 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the second quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Algert Global LLC acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the second quarter valued at approximately $124,000. Hartford Investment Management Co. acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the second quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Finally, Oxford Asset Management acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the first quarter valued at approximately $130,000. 87.37% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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EZCORP Company Profile
EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, Value Pawn & Jewelry and other branded pawn operations in the United States; Mexico Pawn, which includes its Empeno Facil pawn operations and cash converters buy/sell store operations in Mexico, and Other International, which includes its CASHMAX financial services operations in Canada and its equity interest in Cash Converters International.
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