Media headlines about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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 media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0276937276908 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research firms have recently commented on EZPW. Zacks Investment Research lowered EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective (up from $10.50) on shares of EZCORP in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Sidoti began coverage on EZCORP in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.00.

Shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ EZPW) opened at $9.90 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 4.83, a current ratio of 6.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The company has a market capitalization of $537.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.75 and a beta of 1.92. EZCORP has a 12 month low of $7.55 and a 12 month high of $12.00.

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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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