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

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ezcorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research 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 on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Ezcorp in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Ezcorp presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.08.

The company’s market capitalization is $568.96 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $9.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.23.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Ezcorp stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 9.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 298,300 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 25,590 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. owned 0.54% of Ezcorp worth $1,488,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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