EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.00.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on EZPW shares. ValuEngine raised EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub cut EZCORP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EZPW. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 6.7% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,309,470 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $40,941,000 after buying an additional 272,095 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,725,298 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $28,684,000 after purchasing an additional 168,983 shares during the period. Rovida Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Rovida Advisors Inc. now owns 3,175,000 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $30,163,000 after purchasing an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Huber Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 46.2% during the 2nd quarter. Huber Capital Management LLC now owns 2,262,319 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $17,420,000 after purchasing an additional 715,233 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 25.2% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,045,860 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $20,970,000 after purchasing an additional 411,457 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.61% of the company’s stock.

Shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) traded down $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,244,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 756,156. The company has a quick ratio of 5.88, a current ratio of 8.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. EZCORP has a 12-month low of $7.55 and a 12-month high of $12.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $655.48, a PE ratio of 20.42 and a beta of 1.97.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $182.07 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $188.84 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 5.40% and a net margin of 4.26%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.31) earnings per share. analysts expect that EZCORP will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “EZCORP Inc (EZPW) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts” was first published by American Banking News and is the sole property of of American Banking News. If you are reading this piece on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.americanbankingnews.com/2018/01/16/ezcorp-inc-ezpw-given-average-recommendation-of-buy-by-analysts.html.

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.

Receive News & Ratings for EZCORP Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for EZCORP and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.