Shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 595,825 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 16% from the previous session’s volume of 705,535 shares.The stock last traded at $8.94 and had previously closed at $8.90.

Several research firms recently commented on EZPW. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on shares of Ezcorp to $6.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday.

The company’s market capitalization is $483.90 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $7.04 and its 200 day moving average price is $4.58.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07). On average, equities analysts anticipate that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($0.32) EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ezcorp stock. JBF Capital Inc. increased its position in Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 533,092 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Ezcorp makes up approximately 0.3% of JBF Capital Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. JBF Capital Inc. owned 0.97% of Ezcorp worth $2,660,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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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