Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) shares traded down 2.4% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $10.05 and last traded at $10.09, with a volume of 106,925 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $10.34.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. CL King raised shares of Ezcorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.25 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Jefferies Group reissued 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. raised shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Ezcorp has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.08.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.44 and a 200 day moving average of $5.93. The firm’s market cap is $545.21 million.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.06. On average, analysts anticipate that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($1.57) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ezcorp stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 15.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor 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 about 0.76% of Ezcorp worth $2,075,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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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