News coverage about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 closest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.9321933555558 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- EZCORP Inc (EZPW) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Should Value Investors Consider EZCORP (EZPW) Stock? (zacks.com)
- ETFs with exposure to EZCORP, Inc. : December 19, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- EZCORP, Inc. :EZPW-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : December 18, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of EZCORP (NASDAQ EZPW) opened at $12.25 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 5.88, a current ratio of 8.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. EZCORP has a 12 month low of $7.55 and a 12 month high of $12.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $669.08, a PE ratio of 20.76 and a beta of 1.97.
EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.10. EZCORP had a return on equity of 5.40% and a net margin of 4.26%. The business had revenue of $182.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $188.84 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.31) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that EZCORP will post 0.79 EPS for the current year.
EZPW has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, September 8th. ValuEngine upgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of EZCORP in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.33.
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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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