Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $10.48 and last traded at $10.32, with a volume of 228,873 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.31.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. CL King upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.25 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, August 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Ezcorp in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.08.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $9.37 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.90. The stock’s market cap is $535.49 million.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. Equities research analysts expect that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($0.98) EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Ezcorp stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 15.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 415,635 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 55,320 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.76% of Ezcorp worth $2,075,000 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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