Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 382,044 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 15,199 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.70% of EZCORP worth $2,942,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its position in shares of EZCORP by 2.2% during the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 13,848 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of EZCORP during the second quarter worth $114,000. Algert Global LLC bought a new stake in shares of EZCORP during the second quarter worth $124,000. Hartford Investment Management Co. bought a new stake in shares of EZCORP during the second quarter worth $128,000. Finally, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky lifted its position in shares of EZCORP by 833.3% during the first quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 16,800 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after purchasing an additional 15,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.34% of the company’s stock.
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EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) opened at $10.10 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $555.18 million, a P/E ratio of 25.56 and a beta of 1.92. The company has a quick ratio of 4.83, a current ratio of 6.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.
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 $9.75 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Sidoti initiated coverage on EZCORP in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. BidaskClub downgraded EZCORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price (up from $10.50) on shares of EZCORP in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.00.
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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