EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) Is At $13.15 Formed Wedge; Winslow Capital Management Has Lowered Its Diamondback Energy Com (FANG) Position

March 21, 2018 - By John Hoffman

Winslow Capital Management Llc decreased Diamondback Energy Inc Com (FANG) stake by 100% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Winslow Capital Management Llc sold 2.45M shares as Diamondback Energy Inc Com (FANG)’s stock declined 4.19%. The Winslow Capital Management Llc holds 42 shares with $4,000 value, down from 2.45 million last quarter. Diamondback Energy Inc Com now has $12.32B valuation. The stock increased 2.37% or $2.91 during the last trading session, reaching $125.54. About 1.34M shares traded or 1.46% up from the average. Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) has risen 18.62% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.92% the S&P500.

EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) formed wedge up with $14.07 target or 7.00% above today’s $13.15 share price. EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) has $716.21 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $13.15. About 161,015 shares traded. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 40.96% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.

Analysts await Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.51 EPS, up 45.19% or $0.47 from last year’s $1.04 per share. FANG’s profit will be $148.23 million for 20.78 P/E if the $1.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.56 actual EPS reported by Diamondback Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.21% negative EPS growth.

Among 41 analysts covering Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Diamondback Energy had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Hold” on Monday, February 5. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 11 by BMO Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $118.0 target in Wednesday, November 22 report. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy” on Monday, August 21. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The stock of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, February 6. Piper Jaffray maintained Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) on Monday, February 26 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 14 report. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo.

Winslow Capital Management Llc increased Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) stake by 196,092 shares to 1.89 million valued at $244.20 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Charter Comm Inc stake by 938,040 shares and now owns 938,083 shares. Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.36, from 1.53 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 43 investors sold FANG shares while 92 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 104.84 million shares or 6.40% more from 98.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gsa Capital Partners Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Company accumulated 103,151 shares. Fil Ltd holds 207,122 shares. Tarbox Family Office has invested 0% in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). Triangle Securities Wealth Management holds 3,660 shares. Westpac Banking has 6,025 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Bokf Na owns 1,441 shares. Moreover, Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio accumulated 74,037 shares. Rothschild Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.32% stake. Brenham Cap Mgmt LP reported 1.25M shares or 16.76% of all its holdings. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Corp reported 2,877 shares. Redwood Ltd Liability Com holds 19,634 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. The Michigan-based Ls Investment Advsr Limited Liability Com has invested 0.01% in Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG). 16,670 were reported by Polaris Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 insider sales for $24.32 million activity. $82,678 worth of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) was sold by Hawkins Thomas F.. $10.91 million worth of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) shares were sold by Stice Travis D.. Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $327,422 was sold by Dick Teresa L.. Hollis Michael L. had sold 3,000 shares worth $388,035 on Tuesday, January 16. Shares for $1.58 million were sold by Molnar Paul. Soliman Jennifer sold $23,128 worth of stock. 6,723 Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) shares with value of $843,796 were sold by HOLDER RANDALL J.

Among 4 analysts covering EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. EZCORP had 11 analyst reports since August 17, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, December 15. Stephens maintained EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) rating on Wednesday, January 3. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $12.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 7 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Friday, August 4. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy”. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by CL King given on Wednesday, August 17. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, December 12 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 17 by Jefferies.

Analysts await EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, up 20.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.15 per share. EZPW’s profit will be $9.80M for 18.26 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual earnings per share reported by EZCORP, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.71% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.61, from 1.58 in 2017Q2. It dropped, 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. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt, New Jersey-based fund reported 28,200 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Virtu Financial Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 22,552 shares. Vanguard Group reported 3.71 million shares. Voya Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Corp, Georgia-based fund reported 26,290 shares. Sigma Planning Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 19,870 shares. Swiss Retail Bank holds 89,950 shares. Dimensional Fund L P accumulated 4.31M shares. Pnc Fincl Gp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) or 261,112 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Com invested in 0% or 2.05 million shares. First Wilshire Securities Management reported 2.09% stake. Goldman Sachs Gp holds 150,791 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Prudential Incorporated holds 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) or 84,866 shares. Huber Cap Management Limited Com owns 2.02 million shares or 1.06% of their US portfolio.