Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) was up 2% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $9.72 and last traded at $9.69, with a volume of 169,982 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.50.

EZPW has been the subject of a number of research reports. Wells Fargo & Co. raised shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $3.00 target price on shares of Ezcorp in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 12th.

The company’s market capitalization is $528.67 million. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $7.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.74.

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

An institutional investor recently raised its position 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 comprises about 0.3% of JBF Capital Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. JBF Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.97% of Ezcorp worth $2,660,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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