EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.15 Per Share
Equities research analysts forecast that EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) will post $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for EZCORP’s earnings. EZCORP posted earnings per share of $0.17 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 11.8%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, December 5th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that EZCORP will report full-year earnings of $0.86 per share for the current financial year. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.98 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.89 to $1.06. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow EZCORP.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on EZPW shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EZCORP from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 25th. Jefferies Financial Group lowered shares of EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 8th. B. Riley decreased their price objective on shares of EZCORP from $14.00 to $12.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, TheStreet lowered EZCORP from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, August 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.50.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Quantum Capital Management purchased a new stake in EZCORP in the third quarter worth $30,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of EZCORP by 373.3% during the second quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC now owns 5,112 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $48,000 after purchasing an additional 4,032 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of EZCORP by 320.5% during the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 5,630 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $54,000 after purchasing an additional 4,291 shares during the period. Ellington Management Group LLC bought a new position in shares of EZCORP in the second quarter worth about $100,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of EZCORP by 15.5% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 16,148 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $155,000 after purchasing an additional 2,171 shares during the last quarter. 95.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans. It operates through three segments: U.S. Pawn, Latin America Pawn, and Other International. The company offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, including jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and sells merchandise, such as collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers.
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