Lafitte Capital Acquired Stake in Ezcorp Inc

February 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

 Lafitte Capital Acquired Stake in Ezcorp Inc

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.48, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 15 investors sold EZCORP, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 11.26% more from 41.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Loews invested in 17,356 shares or 0% of the stock. The Alaska-based State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). 180,497 are held by Nationwide Fund. Virtu Fin Ltd Liability Co, a New York-based fund reported 22,552 shares. Campbell And Investment Adviser Ltd Llc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 11,971 shares. Millennium Ltd Llc, New York-based fund reported 580,694 shares. Vanguard Group stated it has 3.71 million shares. Federated Investors Inc Pa invested in 285,615 shares or 0.01% of the stock. D E Shaw & has 0% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Citadel Advsr owns 171,615 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 0.01% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). 19,870 were reported by Sigma Planning. 69,445 were reported by Cambridge Inv Rech. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Prudential holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 84,866 shares.

The New Lafitte Capital Holding in Ezcorp Inc

Lafitte Capital reported SC 13G/A form with the SEC for Ezcorp Inc. Access it here: 000119312518042526. As reported by Lafitte Capital, the filler owns 9.9% or 5,088,338 shares of the Finance–company.

Ezcorp Inc stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: December31, 2017. This shows Lafitte Capital’s positive view for Ezcorp Inc.

Ezcorp Inc Institutional Sentiment

Filings show 136 investors own Ezcorp Inc. The ownership in Q3 2015 is high, at Infinity of the outstanding shares. This is increased by 6774249. 49275910 were owned by these investors. 14 funds opened new Ezcorp Inc stakes, 58 increased positions. There were 22 that closed positions and 41 reduced them.

2 investors had the stock in their top 10. Some are: Lafitte Capital Management Lp, Archon Capital Management Llc..

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc is an investor bullish on Ezcorp Inc, owning 1011700 shares as of Q3 2015 for 1.64% of its portfolio. Jbf Capital Inc owns 503092 shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. TX Lafitte Capital Management Lp have 6.87% of its portfolio for 1490210 shares. Further, Destrier Capital Management Llc reported stake worth 2.24% of its portfolio. The OR Ims Capital Management owns 271341 shares. Ezcorp Inc is 2.00% of its portfolio.

Business 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. It offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans, collateralized by tangible property, and it sells merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from pawn lending operations and used merchandise purchased from customers at its pawn stores. The Company operates 21 pawn stores in the Mexican state of Sinaloa under the brand name Bazareno.

SEC Form 13G.

The stock increased 0.39% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.75. About 551,714 shares traded. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 40.96% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.

EZCORP, Inc. provides pawn loans. The firm operates through three divisions: U.S. The company has market cap of $694.42 million. Pawn, Mexico Pawn, and Other International. It has a 18.59 P/E ratio. It offers pawn loans, which are non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, such as jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments; and sells merchandise, including collateral forfeited from pawn lending activities and used merchandise purchased from customers.

EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EZCORP has $15.0 highest and $10.5 lowest target. $15’s average target is 17.65% above currents $12.75 stock price. EZCORP had 11 analyst reports since August 17, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, December 12, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Friday, February 2. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was upgraded by CL King to “Buy”. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 4. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 17. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 7. Jefferies maintained the shares of EZPW in report on Friday, December 15 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Wednesday, January 3.

More news for EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) were recently published by:, which released: “EZCorp. Sells Below Net Asset Value” on January 31, 2018.‘s article titled: “Laughing Water Capital Year End Letter 2017” and published on February 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

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