EZCORP (EZPW) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.479760391666 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ EZPW) opened at $12.90 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 5.47 and a current ratio of 7.77. The company has a market capitalization of $707.16, a P/E ratio of 18.70 and a beta of 1.82. EZCORP has a one year low of $7.55 and a one year high of $13.75.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $204.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $204.39 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.40% and a net margin of 4.93%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. equities research analysts predict that EZCORP will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on EZPW. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. ValuEngine raised EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday. BidaskClub downgraded EZCORP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of EZCORP in a report on Friday, November 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.50.

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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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