Nationwide Fund Advisors Cuts Stake in EZCORP Inc (EZPW)

Nationwide Fund Advisors lowered its stake in EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 10.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 197,074 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 21,996 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors’ holdings in EZCORP were worth $1,606,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT increased its stake in EZCORP by 69.1% in the fourth quarter. Cardinal Capital Management LLC CT now owns 260,600 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,775,000 after buying an additional 106,470 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in EZCORP by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,052,918 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $11,214,000 after buying an additional 41,500 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in EZCORP by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,545,649 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $37,762,000 after buying an additional 498,539 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in EZCORP during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,671,000. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP increased its stake in EZCORP by 224.8% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 107,154 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,141,000 after buying an additional 74,165 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.57% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW)

Shares of EZCORP Inc (EZPW) opened at 8.60 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $8.77 and its 200 day moving average is $9.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $466.91 million, a P/E ratio of 38.39 and a beta of 2.09. EZCORP Inc has a 52-week low of $6.26 and a 52-week high of $12.00.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $189.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $190.04 million. EZCORP had a positive return on equity of 1.23% and a negative net margin of 9.26%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that EZCORP Inc will post $0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently commented on EZPW shares. Stephens upgraded shares of EZCORP from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of EZCORP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. EZCORP currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.00.

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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “NASDAQ:EZPW”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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