Principal Financial Group Inc. Has $2.47 Million Position in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW)

Principal Financial Group Inc. lowered its position in shares of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPWFree Report) by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 299,767 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 10,357 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned 0.54% of EZCORP worth $2,473,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its position in shares of EZCORP by 6.7% during the 3rd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 58,035 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $479,000 after buying an additional 3,625 shares in the last quarter. Inspire Investing LLC lifted its position in shares of EZCORP by 13.7% during the 3rd quarter. Inspire Investing LLC now owns 80,256 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $662,000 after buying an additional 9,679 shares in the last quarter. Redmont Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of EZCORP by 5.0% during the 3rd quarter. Redmont Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 64,744 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $534,000 after buying an additional 3,091 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates increased its stake in shares of EZCORP by 7.6% during the 3rd quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 62,750 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $518,000 after purchasing an additional 4,450 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Azarias Capital Management L.P. increased its stake in shares of EZCORP by 104.5% during the 3rd quarter. Azarias Capital Management L.P. now owns 985,625 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $8,131,000 after purchasing an additional 503,710 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 99.83% of the company’s stock.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. StockNews.com upgraded shares of EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. TheStreet lowered shares of EZCORP from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st.

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EZCORP Trading Down 0.4 %

Shares of EZPW stock opened at $10.00 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $8.85 and a 200-day moving average of $8.55. The company has a quick ratio of 3.08, a current ratio of 4.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. EZCORP, Inc. has a 12-month low of $7.70 and a 12-month high of $10.34. The firm has a market cap of $547.20 million, a P/E ratio of 15.87 and a beta of 1.11.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.02. EZCORP had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 10.37%. The business had revenue of $270.48 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $273.27 million. Sell-side analysts anticipate that EZCORP, Inc. will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

About EZCORP

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EZCORP, Inc provides pawn services in the United States and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, Latin America Pawn, and Other Investments. The company offers pawn loans collateralized by tangible personal property, jewelry, consumer electronics, tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW)

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