Shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) were down 1.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $9.58 and last traded at $9.65, with a volume of 164,426 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $9.80.

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

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $7.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.81. The firm’s market cap is $516.26 million.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.07). Equities research analysts forecast 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. raised its stake in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 533,092 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Ezcorp comprises 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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