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Equities researchers at Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) in a research report issued on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock.

EZPW has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Nomura reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of EZCORP in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. 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, July 31st. 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, July 31st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.00.

Shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) traded down 3.17% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $10.40. 659,114 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. EZCORP has a 52 week low of $9.22 and a 52 week high of $18.16. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.11 and its 200-day moving average is $11.27. The company has a market cap of $557.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.53.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the 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 previous year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that EZCORP will post $1.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

EZCORP, Inc is engaged in delivering instant cash solutions to customers across channels, products, services and markets.

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