Press coverage about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0104276781581 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on EZPW shares. Zacks Investment Research raised EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. BidaskClub raised EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Sidoti started coverage on EZCORP in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.50.

EZCORP (NASDAQ EZPW) traded down 1.05% on Friday, reaching $9.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 202,560 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $9.32 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.70. The company has a market capitalization of $510.38 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.66 and a beta of 1.96. EZCORP has a 1-year low of $7.55 and a 1-year high of $12.00.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.01). EZCORP had a net margin of 3.16% and a return on equity of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $183.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $182.10 million. The firm’s revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that EZCORP will post $0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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