EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) Stock Rating Lowered by StockNews.com

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Free Report) was downgraded by equities researchers at StockNews.com from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of EZCORP from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th.

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EZCORP Price Performance

EZPW opened at $11.33 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $10.24 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.02. 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 has a twelve month low of $7.70 and a twelve month high of $11.38. The company has a market capitalization of $624.85 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.98 and a beta of 1.15.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.07. EZCORP had a net margin of 4.62% and a return on equity of 10.37%. The company had revenue of $299.99 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $303.66 million. Equities analysts expect that EZCORP will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On EZCORP

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EZPW. Quarry LP purchased a new position in shares of EZCORP during the first quarter worth approximately $26,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 128.8% during the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,418 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $27,000 after acquiring an additional 1,924 shares in the last quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 3,041.0% during the first quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC now owns 3,675 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 3,558 shares in the last quarter. Fortis Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of EZCORP by 3,041.0% during the first quarter. Fortis Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,675 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $32,000 after acquiring an additional 3,558 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tucker Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of EZCORP by 79.6% in the second quarter. Tucker Asset Management LLC now owns 4,061 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $34,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the period. 99.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

EZCORP Company Profile

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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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