Axa raised its holdings in EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 11.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 166,693 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 17,100 shares during the quarter. Axa owned approximately 0.31% of EZCORP worth $2,034,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of EZPW. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in EZCORP by 13.9% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 26,290 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $202,000 after buying an additional 3,208 shares during the period. State Street Corp grew its holdings in EZCORP by 5.4% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,175,451 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $9,049,000 after buying an additional 60,684 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in EZCORP by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 40,886 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $315,000 after buying an additional 617 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in EZCORP in the 3rd quarter valued at about $188,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in EZCORP by 7.9% in the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 166,300 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,580,000 after buying an additional 12,108 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.48% of the company’s stock.
Shares of EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) opened at $13.20 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 7.77, a quick ratio of 5.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. EZCORP Inc has a fifty-two week low of $7.55 and a fifty-two week high of $14.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $721.65, a PE ratio of 19.13 and a beta of 1.62.
EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.09. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.40% and a net margin of 4.93%. The business had revenue of $204.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.39 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that EZCORP Inc will post 0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
EZPW has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine upgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut EZCORP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.50.
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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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