Headlines about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.2109830971455 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Head to Head Contrast: EZCORP (EZPW) & its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
- Syntel, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNT) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell https://t.co/sPs6KdggBx (4-traders.com)
- EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Jefferies Group LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
- EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group LLC raised EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.50 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub upgraded EZCORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. TheStreet upgraded EZCORP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, Sidoti initiated coverage on EZCORP in a report on Thursday, August 10th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. EZCORP has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.50.
EZCORP (EZPW) traded up 0.55% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.20. The stock had a trading volume of 94,393 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.74 and its 200 day moving average is $8.56. The firm has a market cap of $499.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.20 and a beta of 1.95. EZCORP has a one year low of $7.55 and a one year high of $12.00.
EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.01). EZCORP had a net margin of 3.16% and a return on equity of 3.65%. The firm had revenue of $183.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $182.10 million. EZCORP’s revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that EZCORP will post $0.54 earnings per share for the current year.
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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