Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) shares rose 2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $9.72 and last traded at $9.69, with a volume of 169,982 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.50.

EZPW has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group upped their price target on shares of Ezcorp to $6.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th.

The firm’s market cap is $528.67 million. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $7.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.71.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07). Equities research analysts forecast that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($0.32) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Ezcorp stock. JBF Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 533,092 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Ezcorp accounts for 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 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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