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 $10.21 and last traded at $9.97, with a volume of 518,905 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.30.

EZPW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. CL King raised Ezcorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.25 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co. raised Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised Ezcorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, August 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $3.00 price target on shares of Ezcorp in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Ezcorp presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.08.

The stock’s market capitalization is $544.13 million. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $5.67.

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

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ezcorp stock. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its stake in Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 36.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 263,700 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 70,375 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned 0.48% of Ezcorp worth $1,316,000 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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