Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $9.75 and last traded at $9.52, with a volume of 314,872 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.66.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on EZPW shares. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Ezcorp in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Wells Fargo & Co. raised Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $7.22 and a 200-day moving average of $4.64. The company’s market capitalization is $511.95 million.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07). On average, analysts forecast that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($0.32) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Ezcorp stock. JBF Capital Inc. increased its stake in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 6.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 533,092 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Ezcorp makes up 0.3% of JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest position. JBF Capital Inc. owned 0.97% of Ezcorp worth $2,660,000 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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