Ezcorp (EZPW) Share Value Rose While Archon Capital Management Decreased Position by $944,868; As Scripps Networks Interact Cl A Com (SNI) Valuation Were Volatile, Shareholder Beese Fulmer Investment Management Trimmed Stake by $1.38 Million

April 24, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

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Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Scripps Networks Interact Inc Cl A Com (SNI) by 41.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc sold 16,282 shares as the company’s stock 0.00% . The institutional investor held 23,416 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.00M, down from 39,698 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Scripps Networks Interact Inc Cl A Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.71B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $90.04. About 11.13 million shares traded or 528.24% up from the average. Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI) has 0.00% since April 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Constantinos J. Christofilis decreased its stake in Ezcorp Inc (EZPW) by 10.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Archon Capital Management Llc sold 78,739 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.71% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Constantinos J. Christofilis held 707,550 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.63M, down from 786,289 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Archon Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ezcorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $727.10M market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $13.35. About 216,697 shares traded. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 61.87% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.32% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Scripps Networks (NYSE:SNI), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Scripps Networks had 52 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Moffett Nathanson to “Sell” on Tuesday, September 27. On Monday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, April 26. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) rating on Monday, November 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $69 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) on Thursday, August 17 with “Outperform” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, December 2 to “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, August 24 by Morgan Stanley.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.8 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.22, from 0.58 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 69 investors sold SNI shares while 140 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 75.90 million shares or 1.74% more from 74.60 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Neuberger Berman Gp Limited Liability holds 6,400 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Highbridge Management Limited Co owns 107,800 shares. Earnest Partners Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) for 31 shares. The France-based Bnp Paribas Asset Management Hldgs Sa has invested 0% in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI). Farmers And Merchants Invests reported 0% of its portfolio in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI). Walleye Trading Limited Liability owns 156,607 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The accumulated 110,373 shares. Trustmark Bancshares Department has 28,730 shares. Dearborn Prtn Limited Liability Co, a Illinois-based fund reported 3,613 shares. Adage Capital Prtnrs Grp Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 145,125 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Utah Retirement invested in 0.03% or 16,042 shares. Gotham Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.22% or 176,835 shares. Moreover, Principal Financial Grp has 0.03% invested in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI). Pentwater Cap Mgmt Lp reported 1.07% in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI). Alliancebernstein LP reported 0.05% in Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI).

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $12.48 million activity. $201,278 worth of stock was sold by Parham Richelle P on Thursday, March 1. Bianchini Gina L also sold $528,522 worth of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) on Friday, March 2. HICKOK LORI A sold $11.23M worth of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNI) on Thursday, March 1.

Archon Capital Management Llc, which manages about $475.28M and $199.63 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Entellus Med Inc by 22,580 shares to 572,804 shares, valued at $13.97 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Mitek Sys Inc (NASDAQ:MITK) by 260,041 shares in the quarter, for a total of 820,736 shares, and has risen its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG).

Analysts await EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.18 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.15 per share. EZPW’s profit will be $9.80 million for 18.54 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual EPS reported by EZCORP, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.71% negative EPS growth.

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 stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 10. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold”. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, November 17. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by CL King. Jefferies maintained EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) on Thursday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 15. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 2 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, June 14. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of EZPW in report on Monday, December 12 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.61, from 1.58 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, 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. State Street has invested 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Meeder Asset Mngmt holds 916 shares. Lafitte Cap Ltd Partnership accumulated 25.57% or 5.09M shares. Axa accumulated 166,693 shares. 29,854 are owned by Trexquant Ltd Partnership. Los Angeles Cap Mgmt & Equity reported 98,220 shares. Guggenheim Cap Llc holds 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) or 142,417 shares. 73,821 were reported by Cambridge Rech Advsr. Ubs Asset Management Americas owns 20,698 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Md stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). First Wilshire Mgmt invested in 757,130 shares. Millennium Llc has invested 0.01% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Aperio Limited Liability Corporation holds 11,747 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Huber Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has invested 1.3% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). State Common Retirement Fund owns 53,900 shares.

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