EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

BidaskClub cut shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday, BidAskClub reports.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on EZPW. Zacks Investment Research raised General Moly from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, July 11th. ValuEngine cut Yext from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. TheStreet cut USD Partners from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a report on Friday, May 10th. Finally, B. Riley set a $169.00 target price on Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $12.50.

EZPW stock opened at $9.84 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $533.38 million, a PE ratio of 12.46 and a beta of 1.77. EZCORP has a 12-month low of $7.45 and a 12-month high of $12.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 2.93 and a quick ratio of 2.28. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $9.32.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The credit services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $214.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $219.87 million. EZCORP had a net margin of 1.63% and a return on equity of 6.27%. The business’s revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that EZCORP will post 0.92 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. National Investment Services Inc. WI grew its position in shares of EZCORP by 24.4% during the second quarter. National Investment Services Inc. WI now owns 98,576 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $934,000 after purchasing an additional 19,348 shares in the last quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of EZCORP in the 2nd quarter valued at about $121,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of EZCORP by 5.2% in the 2nd quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 29,050 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $275,000 after acquiring an additional 1,427 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of EZCORP by 2.1% in the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 95,656 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $892,000 after acquiring an additional 1,936 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CNA Financial Corp lifted its holdings in shares of EZCORP by 5.7% in the 1st quarter. CNA Financial Corp now owns 69,000 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $643,000 after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 99.30% of the company’s stock.

EZCORP Company Profile

EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans. It operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, Latin America Pawn, and Other International. The company offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, including jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and sells merchandise, such as collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers.

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