New York State Teachers Retirement System maintained its stake in EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 83,299 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System’s holdings in EZCORP were worth $887,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in EZCORP by 199.0% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,216,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,517,000 after buying an additional 1,475,458 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in EZCORP by 388.3% in the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 841,632 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,307,000 after buying an additional 669,286 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in EZCORP by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,545,649 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,762,000 after buying an additional 498,539 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the fourth quarter worth approximately $4,671,000. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake in EZCORP by 1,293.7% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 343,424 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,798,000 after buying an additional 318,782 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.57% of the company’s stock.
Shares of EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) opened at 7.95 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $8.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.08. The firm’s market capitalization is $431.62 million. EZCORP Inc has a 52 week low of $2.87 and a 52 week high of $12.00.
EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.02. EZCORP had a positive return on equity of 1.23% and a negative net margin of 9.26%. The company had revenue of $192.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $201.72 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.06 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that EZCORP Inc will post $0.48 EPS for the current year.
EZPW has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Stephens initiated coverage on EZCORP in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $8.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 2nd. TheStreet cut EZCORP from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Wednesday, January 11th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut EZCORP from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. EZCORP has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.56.
EZCORP Company Profile
EZCORP, Inc provides pawn loans in the United States and Mexico, and consumer loans in Mexico. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Pawn, which includes its EZPAWN, value pawn and 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; Grupo Finmart, which includes its Crediamigo and Adex payroll withholding loan 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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