Boston Partners reduced its stake in shares of EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 58.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 182,138 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 255,748 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners’ holdings in EZCORP were worth $2,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in shares of EZCORP during the 3rd quarter worth about $114,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of EZCORP during the 3rd quarter worth about $188,000. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 26,290 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $202,000 after buying an additional 3,208 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 29,290 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $226,000 after buying an additional 1,810 shares during the period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 38.1% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 32,379 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $308,000 after buying an additional 8,940 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 93.13% of the company’s stock.

EZCORP Inc (EZPW) opened at $12.85 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 7.77 and a quick ratio of 5.47. EZCORP Inc has a 12-month low of $7.55 and a 12-month high of $13.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $699.01, a P/E ratio of 18.36 and a beta of 1.82.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.09. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.40% and a net margin of 4.93%. The business had revenue of $204.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.39 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.15 EPS. EZCORP’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that EZCORP Inc will post 0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub lowered EZCORP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.50.

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EZCORP 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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