PEAK6 Investments L.P. acquired a new stake in EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 11,085 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $135,000.
Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in shares of EZCORP in the 3rd quarter valued at $114,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of EZCORP by 222.2% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 14,500 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $177,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of EZCORP in the 3rd quarter valued at $188,000. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of 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. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in shares of EZCORP in the 4th quarter valued at $215,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.48% of the company’s stock.
Shares of EZCORP Inc (EZPW) opened at $13.25 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 5.47, a current ratio of 7.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $713.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.20 and a beta of 1.62. EZCORP Inc has a 1-year low of $7.55 and a 1-year high of $14.30.
Several research firms recently issued reports on EZPW. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine upgraded EZCORP from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of EZCORP in a report on Friday, November 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target 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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