Boston Partners trimmed its position in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 437,886 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 7,749 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners owned about 0.81% of EZCORP worth $4,160,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its holdings in EZCORP by 2.2% in the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 13,848 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $113,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in EZCORP during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Algert Global LLC purchased a new stake in EZCORP during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $124,000. Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new stake in EZCORP during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Finally, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky grew its holdings in EZCORP by 833.3% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 16,800 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 15,000 shares in the last quarter. 85.01% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on EZPW. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of EZCORP in a report on Friday. Sidoti began coverage on shares of EZCORP in a report on Thursday, August 10th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub raised shares of EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.33.
Shares of EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) opened at $11.15 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 6.61, a quick ratio of 4.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market cap of $532.10, a P/E ratio of 24.50 and a beta of 1.92. EZCORP, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $7.55 and a fifty-two week high of $12.00.
EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $182.07 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $188.84 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 3.65% and a net margin of 3.16%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.31) EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that EZCORP, Inc. will post 0.52 earnings per share for the current year.
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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