The Insider William Waterman Unloaded 25000 shares of Kirby (KEX); Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Has Boosted Ezcorp (EZPW) Stake

May 20, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc increased Ezcorp Inc (EZPW) stake by 69.92% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc acquired 473,802 shares as Ezcorp Inc (EZPW)’s stock rose 5.71%. The Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc holds 1.15 million shares with $14.05M value, up from 677,587 last quarter. Ezcorp Inc now has $727.10 million valuation. The stock increased 1.91% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $13.35. About 1.30M shares traded or 128.18% up from the average. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 61.87% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.32% the S&P500.

More news for EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “EZCORP, Inc. 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on May 03, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “EZCORP’s (EZPW) CEO Stuart Grimshaw on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 03, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 4 analysts covering EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EZCORP had 12 analyst reports since August 17, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, November 17. Jefferies maintained the shares of EZPW in report on Wednesday, June 14 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Jefferies. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 11 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Friday, February 2. CL King upgraded the shares of EZPW in report on Wednesday, August 17 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, December 12 by Wells Fargo. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.61, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 16 investors sold EZPW shares while 48 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 48.83 million shares or 6.12% more from 46.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 36,794 are owned by Stone Ridge Asset Management Ltd Liability. State Teachers Retirement accumulated 0% or 82,699 shares. Swiss Bancshares invested 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Prudential Inc holds 0% or 83,116 shares in its portfolio. Brown Advisory stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 38,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Royal Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 977 shares. Axa reported 166,693 shares. 17,863 are owned by Gsa Cap Prns Limited Liability Partnership. Meeder Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 916 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 11,747 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Llc owns 117,304 shares for 0% of their portfolio. One Trading Lp stated it has 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Millennium Limited Liability holds 504,103 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Voya Investment Ltd invested in 24,434 shares or 0% of the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold Kirby Corporation shares while 69 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 54.86 million shares or 2.77% less from 56.43 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aureus Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 0.08% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) or 7,384 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.03% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) or 115,485 shares. Wellington Mngmt Gru Llp has invested 0.03% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Savings Bank Of Mellon has invested 0.01% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Schroder Investment Management Grp reported 799,904 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). 61,779 were accumulated by Glg Prtn Limited Partnership. Virginia Retirement System Et Al reported 5,300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Invesco Ltd accumulated 1.13 million shares or 0.03% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement holds 91,380 shares. Neuberger Berman Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Utah Retirement stated it has 9,839 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Salem Invest Counselors stated it has 0% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & holds 0.02% or 162,780 shares.

Analysts await Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 47.92% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.48 per share. KEX’s profit will be $42.39M for 31.78 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Kirby Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.97% EPS growth.

William Waterman who holds the position of a director of Kirby Corp recently sold 25,000 shares of the stock exchange listed company. The significant insider trade has $2,262,953 U.S. Dollars total value, at an average stock price per share of $90.5. That massive stocks unloading is sure to get traders talking for the company. William Waterman now has ownership of 290,081 shares of the Firm.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $14.68 million activity. Another trade for 930 shares valued at $79,696 was made by DRAGG RONALD A on Tuesday, May 1. Another trade for 1,735 shares valued at $132,745 was made by STRAHAN DORMAN LYNN on Wednesday, February 7. 138,036 shares were sold by PYNE J H, worth $12.19 million. Castro Renato A sold 986 shares worth $88,937. ALARIO RICHARD J also sold $1.47M worth of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) shares. Shares for $180,106 were sold by Miller Monte J on Monday, February 5. Another trade for 5,694 shares valued at $417,769 was made by Mosley David R on Monday, February 12.

The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $90.25. About 353,219 shares traded. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has risen 11.73% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Kirby (NYSE:KEX), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Kirby has $100 highest and $32 lowest target. $77.46’s average target is -14.17% below currents $90.25 stock price. Kirby had 40 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $90.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, January 22. The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, February 3. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 14 with “Hold”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, April 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, December 18. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, June 15. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, April 29. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Evercore. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Monday, November 28.

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.39 billion. The companyÂ’s Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It has a 16.07 P/E ratio. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges.

Another recent and important Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Kirby’s Recovery Prospects No Longer Undervalued” on May 09, 2018.

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