EZCORP (EZPW) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Rating) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 4th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.08 per share for the quarter. Parties that wish to listen to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPWGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 2nd. The credit services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $220.99 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $197.72 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 4.47% and a net margin of 2.59%. On average, analysts expect EZCORP to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of EZCORP stock traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $6.91. The company had a trading volume of 3,984 shares, compared to its average volume of 366,261. The stock has a market capitalization of $390.62 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.83, a P/E/G ratio of 0.38 and a beta of 1.17. EZCORP has a 1 year low of $5.50 and a 1 year high of $8.80. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6.36 and a 200-day moving average of $6.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 3.41 and a current ratio of 4.26.

Several brokerages have recently commented on EZPW. Jefferies Financial Group raised EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.50 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 7th. Finally, StockNews.com started coverage on EZCORP in a research note on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, EZCORP has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $8.13.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of EZCORP by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 873,337 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $6,436,000 after acquiring an additional 4,277 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in shares of EZCORP by 4.7% during the fourth quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 188,470 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,389,000 after acquiring an additional 8,380 shares during the last quarter. Barclays PLC increased its position in shares of EZCORP by 20.4% during the fourth quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 140,878 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,038,000 after acquiring an additional 23,866 shares during the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in EZCORP by 3.2% during the 4th quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 130,162 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $960,000 after buying an additional 4,028 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC raised its stake in EZCORP by 108.7% during the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 126,261 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $931,000 after buying an additional 65,761 shares during the last quarter. 90.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About EZCORP (Get Rating)

EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Latin America. It offers pawn loans collateralized by tangible personal property, jewelry, consumer electronics, tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments. The company also sells merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and pre-owned merchandise purchased from customers.

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