Friday, April 20, 2012

Are You Ready to Gamble on EZPW ?

Painfully, EZPW opened this morning with a downward spiral.  Hitting an intraday low of 25.82 at about 11:00 am EDT; now, two hours into the trading day, with close to six times the average trading volume it is selling at 26.07.

The question is:  are we willing to take a gamble and buy into a possible over reaction looking for a correction and an oversold condition?  If you  believe in the "Dead Cat Bounce" theory, it may be worth taking a chance.

Cancel All Buy Orders on EZPW !

Yesterday EZPW stock looked promising.  This morning, after last night's disappointing earnings and future outlook, the price could see a 5.75% drop in early trading.
At this time I would take a wait-and-see stand.  Hopefully none of the readers jumped and went long on this one.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

EZPW Looks Promising

We have been following EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW) for close to six months. During that period, our opinion on its future performance has improved thus giving us a buy signal.

EZCORP, Inc. provides specialty consumer financial services. The company offers pawn loans on personal property, including jewelry, consumer electronics, tools, sporting goods, and musical instruments.

The following are a few observations that may prove to be positive signs for EZPW:

Improving chart pattern
Stock price ready to rise above the 50 day moving average (now at 31.28)
P/E at 12 Average daily volume at 295,000 (a bit low for my taste)
Earnings pre share have risen for over the past seven years
Low debt

Selling this morning at 30.69, I feel this is a good entry point for the stock.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

What's Next for KRO ?

Since November 6, 2011 we have seen KRO go from 22.67 to 24.84 (a 9.5% gain, not including dividends, in less than five months). The stock is now trading above the 50 and 200 day moving averages, the chart shows a nice base and slow upward momentum.

Within the next two weeks, I'd like to see the closing price to be above 25.55 which is the next resistance level, thus climbing to new eight month highs.

Very heavy short positions exist countered by long term insider buying. I am taking the insider's view and staying long on this stock.