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Ezcorp (EZPW) Holding Raised by Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc; Dearborn Partners Lowered Its Position in Automatic Data Processing (ADP) by $908,079 as Market Valuation Declined

Dearborn Partners Llc decreased its stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP) by 2.81% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dearborn Partners Llc sold 8,331 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.06% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 287,705 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.45 million, down from 296,036 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dearborn Partners Llc who had been investing in Automatic Data Processing for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.54 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.10% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $118.47. About 1.64 million shares traded. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has risen 15.83% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.87% the S&P500.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc increased its stake in Ezcorp Inc (EZPW) by 131.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc bought 168,921 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.10% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 297,494 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.83M, up from 128,573 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc who had been investing in Ezcorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $655.50M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.05. About 1.24 million shares traded or 135.02% up from the average. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 40.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc, which manages about $91.02B and $66.39B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Mobile Mini Inc (NASDAQ:MINI) by 55,241 shares to 1.52 million shares, valued at $52.24M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 419,817 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15.12M shares, and cut its stake in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO).

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

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.48, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold EZPW 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. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky owns 0% invested in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 16,800 shares. Blackrock, a New York-based fund reported 6.62 million shares. 11,747 were reported by Aperio Limited Liability. Van Hulzen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.05% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) or 15,375 shares. Bancorp Of New York Mellon Corp accumulated 590,304 shares or 0% of the stock. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc accumulated 2.09% or 774,638 shares. Bridgeway Mgmt Inc accumulated 198,269 shares. Archon Capital Ltd Liability Corporation reported 4.01% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Sigma Planning Corporation invested in 19,870 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 28,200 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc accumulated 150,791 shares or 0% of the stock. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested in 43,222 shares or 0% of the stock. Engineers Gate Manager LP reported 47,905 shares. Cardinal Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Ct stated it has 47,038 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase & Com reported 2.05M shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 selling transactions for $30.33 million activity. Rodriguez Carlos A also sold $11.31 million worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares. $755,123 worth of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares were sold by Ayala John. Sackman Stuart had sold 519 shares worth $55,346. On Monday, January 1 the insider Politi Douglas W sold $2.42 million. Another trade for 48,989 shares valued at $5.68M was sold by Siegmund Jan. 4,098 Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares with value of $437,011 were sold by O’Brien Dermot J.

Analysts await Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.89 earnings per share, up 2.30% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.87 per share. ADP’s profit will be $394.70 million for 33.28 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.20% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 0.77 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 60 investors sold ADP shares while 457 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 241 raised stakes. 342.26 million shares or 3.77% less from 355.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Roundview Capital Ltd Liability Company holds 7,975 shares. Highbridge Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 4,063 shares. Caxton Associate Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Burney Company holds 22,576 shares. Broderick Brian C owns 75,900 shares or 2.99% of their US portfolio. Profund Advisors Lc, Maryland-based fund reported 35,319 shares. Pershing Square Capital Mngmt Lp accumulated 8.80M shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has 0.01% invested in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Vanguard Group accumulated 35.32M shares or 0.18% of the stock. New York-based Spears Abacus Lc has invested 0.14% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Northeast Fincl Consultants holds 0.41% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) or 10,148 shares. 1,160 are owned by Estabrook Capital Mngmt. Dearborn Partners Lc reported 287,705 shares or 2.31% of all its holdings. Arcadia Invest Mgmt Corporation Mi invested 0.67% of its portfolio in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP). Hap Trading Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.80 million shares or 9.31% of its portfolio.

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