Lester, If EZPW traded at the same financial metrics as its peer and competitor, FCFS, it would trade at about $60-70 today. However, I am not sure that EZPW can go from being an also ran to a hero all in a matter of a couple of weeks.
Your $50 target will happen but I'm not sure it will happen as soon as you think. I think it may take them giving guidance for FY'07 in about 4-5 months before they crack the $50 mark (although perhaps I'm underestimating the IBD/momo impact).
I think you are underestimating the ibd impact. dxpe ran from 40 to 50 in 2.5 weeks. The thing about ibd is that it reveals the hidden future cisco's , sun micros, etc..in it's infancy. ibd is truly a blessing. something that only years back institutions knew to get in now allows the common investor to get in the game early, too. although the ibd stocks become a metric for running stocks too hot to fast..they quickly become fully valuated in several months as opposed to years if ibd was not in operation.
Heyleele, I hope you are right...I've been following this stock closely for 5 years and it has trailed its competitors (especially FCFS) by a factor of 2x to 4x on most financial metrics. This is especially irratating when you know that EZPW is growing at twice or three times the rate of these peer/competitive companies.
If IBD can truly correct this valuation differential, then this stock in going to have a great couple of months.