Shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $9.75 and last traded at $9.52, with a volume of 314,872 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.66.

EZPW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Ezcorp in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.38 and its 200 day moving average is $4.71. The company’s market capitalization is $512.49 million.

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

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ezcorp stock. JBF Capital Inc. increased its stake in Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 533,092 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Ezcorp comprises about 0.3% of JBF Capital Inc.’s 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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