Ezcorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) rose 3.6% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $10.60 and last traded at $10.54, with a volume of 406,500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.17.

EZPW has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on shares of Ezcorp to $6.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. CL King upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ezcorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 12th. 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 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 stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.08.

The stock’s market cap is $568.96 million. The firm 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 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.06. Equities research analysts predict 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 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 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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