Headlines about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.090118168872 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of EZCORP (EZPW) opened at $12.30 on Wednesday. EZCORP has a one year low of $7.55 and a one year high of $12.50. The stock has a market cap of $666.36, a PE ratio of 20.08 and a beta of 1.97. The company has a quick ratio of 5.88, a current ratio of 8.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $182.07 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $188.84 million. EZCORP had a net margin of 4.26% and a return on equity of 5.40%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.31) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that EZCORP will post 0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on EZPW shares. ValuEngine upgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 target price (up from $10.50) on shares of EZCORP in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.33.

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EZCORP Company 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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