BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA Has $308,000 Position in EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW)

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 38.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,379 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,940 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned 0.06% of EZCORP worth $308,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in EZCORP by 59.3% in the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 218,507 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,683,000 after purchasing an additional 81,356 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in EZCORP in the 2nd quarter worth $1,325,000. Rovida Advisors Inc. raised its position in EZCORP by 20.8% in the 2nd quarter. Rovida Advisors Inc. now owns 3,075,000 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $23,524,000 after purchasing an additional 528,591 shares during the period. CNA Financial Corp raised its position in EZCORP by 79.8% in the 2nd quarter. CNA Financial Corp now owns 73,900 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $569,000 after purchasing an additional 32,800 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in EZCORP by 20.9% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 154,192 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,187,000 after purchasing an additional 26,605 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.65% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on EZPW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.33.

EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) opened at $12.30 on Wednesday. EZCORP, Inc. has a 52-week low of $7.55 and a 52-week high of $12.50. The stock has a market cap of $663.64, a PE ratio of 20.00 and a beta of 1.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 8.01 and a quick ratio of 5.88.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.10. EZCORP had a net margin of 4.26% and a return on equity of 5.40%. The firm had revenue of $182.07 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $188.84 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.31) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that EZCORP, Inc. will post 0.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About EZCORP

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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