Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) traded down 2.5% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $10.07 and last traded at $10.09, with a volume of 153,853 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.35.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 26th. CL King upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.25 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Ezcorp in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ezcorp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.08.

The firm’s market capitalization is $568.96 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $9.60 and a 200-day moving average of $6.23.

Ezcorp (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. Analysts predict that Ezcorp Inc. will post ($1.57) EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ezcorp stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 9.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 298,300 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 25,590 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. owned approximately 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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