B. Riley FBR slashes price target on EZCORP Inc. [EZPW] – find out why.

EZCORP Inc. [NASDAQ: EZPW] surged by $0.2 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $5.90 during the day while it closed the day at $5.89. The company report on August 4, 2020 that EZCORP Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Results.

EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ: EZPW) today announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2020.

All amounts in this release are from EZCORP continuing operations and in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) unless otherwise noted. Comparisons shown in this release are to the same period in the prior year unless otherwise noted.

EZCORP Inc. stock has also gained 5.37% of its value over the past 7 days. However, EZPW stock has inclined by 12.19% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 17.56% and lost -13.64% year-on date.

The market cap for EZPW stock reached $335.20 million, with 55.45 million shares outstanding and 49.14 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 547.13K shares, EZPW reached a trading volume of 2082588 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about EZCORP Inc. [EZPW]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for EZPW shares is $7.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on EZPW stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

B. Riley FBR have made an estimate for EZCORP Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 12, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on June 28, 2018, representing the official price target for EZCORP Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for EZCORP Inc. is set at 0.27, with the Price to Sales ratio for EZPW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.39. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.48, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.40. Price to Free Cash Flow for EZPW in the course of the last twelve months was 9.04 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.70.

EZPW stock trade performance evaluation

EZCORP Inc. [EZPW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.37. With this latest performance, EZPW shares dropped by -3.13% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.56% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -31.51% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for EZPW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.77, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.85, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.12 for EZCORP Inc. [EZPW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 5.90, while it was recorded at 5.81 for the last single week of trading, and 5.44 for the last 200 days.

EZCORP Inc. [EZPW]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and EZCORP Inc. [EZPW] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.07 and a Gross Margin at +54.96. EZCORP Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.35.

Return on Total Capital for EZPW is now 4.79, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.31. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.40, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.26. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, EZCORP Inc. [EZPW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 32.03. Additionally, EZPW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 24.26, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 22.02. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 32.00, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.24.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, EZCORP Inc. [EZPW] managed to generate an average of $441 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.20 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.73.EZCORP Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.70 and a Current Ratio set at 5.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for EZCORP Inc. [EZPW] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, EZCORP Inc. posted 0.19/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.19/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for EZPW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for EZCORP Inc. go to 5.00%.

EZCORP Inc. [EZPW]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $285 million, or 94.50% of EZPW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of EZPW stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 8,281,680, which is approximately -4.496% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; LAFITTE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, holding 5,400,000 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $31.81 million in EZPW stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $25.55 million in EZPW stock with ownership of nearly 1.291% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in EZCORP Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 67 institutional holders increased their position in EZCORP Inc. [NASDAQ:EZPW] by around 3,556,160 shares. Additionally, 80 investors decreased positions by around 5,683,039 shares, while 24 investors held positions by with 39,180,759 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 48,419,958 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. EZPW stock had 17 new institutional investments in for a total of 462,072 shares, while 33 institutional investors sold positions of 2,421,224 shares during the same period.

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