Heavy-volume gainers included a couple of IBD 100 firms.
Ezcorp (EZPW) gapped up 6.83, or 19%, to 43.18 on monster trade. Late Thursday, the pawnshop and payday loan store operator lifted its fiscal fourth-quarter guidance to between 61 cents and 64 cents a share, well above estimates of 45 cents. Fellow payday loan store operators also rose. First Cash Financial Services (FCFS) jumped 1.34 to 21.99 and Cash America International (CSH) climbed 65 cents to 39.55.