Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW)’s share price shot up 6.6% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $9.66 and last traded at $9.66, with a volume of 316,593 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $9.06.

A number of brokerages have commented on EZPW. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Ezcorp in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th.

The company’s market capitalization is $520.38 million. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $8.83 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.49.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. Analysts forecast that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($0.32) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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