Ezcorp Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (NASDAQ:EZPW)
Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.94.
A number of research firms have recently commented on EZPW. Analysts at Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Ezcorp in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $12.00. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of Ezcorp from $12.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Thursday. Finally, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of Ezcorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday.
Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) traded down 2.96% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.50. The stock had a trading volume of 366,603 shares. Ezcorp has a 1-year low of $9.22 and a 1-year high of $18.57. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.08 and its 200-day moving average is $11.43. The company has a market cap of $516.8 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.48.
Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $241.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $245.60 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Ezcorp will post $1.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.
EZCORP, Inc is a provider of instant cash solutions. The Company provides a range of instant cash solutions, including collateralized, non-recourse loans, commonly known as pawn loans, and a range of short-term consumer loans, including single-payment and multiple-payment unsecured loans and single-payment and multiple-payment auto title loans.
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