Media coverage about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0045231085968 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of EZCORP in a report on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EZCORP currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.33.

Shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ EZPW) opened at $12.25 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $666.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.08 and a beta of 1.97. The company has a current ratio of 8.01, a quick ratio of 5.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. EZCORP has a 12-month low of $7.55 and a 12-month high of $12.50.

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

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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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