Analyst Revises Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG) Stock Target To $33.630


Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG) mean price target stands at $33.630. Thomson Reuters averaged the calls given by analysts’ poll of the First Call. The EPS projection for near-term quarter stands at $1.260 and for underway fiscal at $5.020. The market cap of Encore Capital Group Inc was recorded at $547.15M after the stock closed at $21.500 in last trading day.

What The Valuation Says?

Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG) has a P/E ratio of 12.866. Investors can assess how the stock is performing by computing Price-to-Earnings Growth ratio, which for Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG) sits at 0.300. Investment strategies are designed based on stock valuations and also on whether or not investors think firms will report earnings improvement. Value investors look for stocks that relative to sector or market comparisons are undervalued right now. They purchase shares in these apparently undervalued equities in anticipations that eventually the equity price will rise to better replicate a firm’s existing or prospective profit growth. When shareholders learn that a firm appears undervalued, it could drive the price higher by buying shares in pursuit of a profit opportunity.

Growth investing is another approach in which investors try to capitalize on firms’ prospects for future growth. Contrasting value stocks, the growth stock valuation already consider earnings growth as replicated in higher valuations.

Nevertheless, growth investors are keen to pay more in anticipation of seeing stock prices increase further as incomes continue to grow.

Technical Perspective

The technical analysis of Encore Capital Group Inc explains that the 50-day MA of Encore Capital Group Inc is $21.806, and stock is trading $-0.371 points away or -1.703% from 50-day moving average of $21.806. It is trading $-3.033 or -12.396% away 200-day MA of $24.468. Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG) 52-week high is $41.440 and the 52-week low is $16.090. If the stock gains $-20.005 points, it will record a 52-week high. Nevertheless, if it declines +33.219%, the shares price can plunge to a 52-week low.

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