Northern Trust Corp lowered its position in shares of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 0.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 604,438 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 3,224 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp owned about 1.11% of EZCORP worth $4,655,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its position in EZCORP by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 29,290 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $226,000 after acquiring an additional 1,810 shares during the period. Loews Corp lifted its position in EZCORP by 55.2% during the 2nd quarter. Loews Corp now owns 19,391 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $149,000 after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in EZCORP by 3.3% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 89,159 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $687,000 after acquiring an additional 2,840 shares during the period. CNA Financial Corp lifted its position in EZCORP by 79.8% during the 2nd quarter. CNA Financial Corp now owns 73,900 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $569,000 after acquiring an additional 32,800 shares during the period. Finally, AJO LP acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the 2nd quarter worth about $728,000. 88.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ EZPW) opened at $11.15 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $605.40, a PE ratio of 18.28 and a beta of 1.92. The company has a quick ratio of 5.88, a current ratio of 8.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. EZCORP, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $7.55 and a fifty-two week high of $12.00.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $182.07 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $188.84 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 5.40% and a net margin of 4.26%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.31) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that EZCORP, Inc. will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have commented on EZPW. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine raised EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Sidoti assumed coverage on EZCORP in a report on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.33.

EZCORP Company Profile

EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, Value Pawn & 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, and Other International, which includes its CASHMAX financial services operations in Canada and its equity interest in Cash Converters International.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW)

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