News stories about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.8811939578881 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. ValuEngine raised shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of EZCORP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.50.
Shares of EZCORP (EZPW) opened at $13.15 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $716.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.06 and a beta of 1.82. EZCORP has a 52-week low of $7.55 and a 52-week high of $13.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 7.77 and a quick ratio of 5.47.
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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