Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $9.34 and last traded at $8.80, with a volume of 1,367,847 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.64.

EZPW has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on shares of Ezcorp to $6.00 in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. Wells Fargo & Co. raised shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $6.87 and its 200-day moving average is $4.52. The firm’s market cap is $472.57 million.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.07).

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Ezcorp stock. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 4.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 341,151 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,015 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned about 0.62% of Ezcorp worth $1,702,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, value pawn and 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; Grupo Finmart, which includes its Crediamigo and Adex payroll withholding loan 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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