Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) had its price objective raised by Jefferies Group from $9.00 to $11.00 in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on EZPW. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ezcorp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. CL King upgraded Ezcorp from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $11.25 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded Ezcorp from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Ezcorp has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.08.

Shares of Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) traded up 0.75% on Tuesday, reaching $10.69. 74,709 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $10.30 and a 200 day moving average of $7.66. Ezcorp has a 12-month low of $2.44 and a 12-month high of $11.33. The firm’s market cap is $577.06 million.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. Ezcorp had a negative return on equity of 3.34% and a negative net margin of 23.29%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Ezcorp will post ($1.57) earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Ezcorp by 295.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 10,781 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in shares of Ezcorp by 70.6% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 16,631 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 6,885 shares during the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Ezcorp by 2.2% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 16,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 356 shares in the last quarter. Jefferies Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Ezcorp during the second quarter worth approximately $128,000. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp raised its stake in shares of Ezcorp by 35.5% in the second quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 19,845 shares of the company’s stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 5,200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.56% of the company’s stock.

Ezcorp Company Profile

EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, value pawn and 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; Grupo Finmart, which includes its Crediamigo and Adex payroll withholding loan 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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