Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $10.55 and last traded at $10.53, with a volume of 127,692 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.17.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $9.00 target price on shares of Ezcorp in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. CL King raised shares of Ezcorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.25 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. 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 research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.08.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $9.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.20. The company’s market cap is $566.80 million.

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. Equities analysts expect 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. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 9.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 298,300 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 25,590 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. owned about 0.54% of Ezcorp worth $1,488,000 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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