NASDAQ:ECPG - Encore Capital Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $35.17 +0.78 (+2.27 %) (As of 05/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$34.39Today's Range$34.55 - $35.2352-Week Range$20.38 - $43.65Volume386,400 shsAverage Volume267,531 shsMarket Capitalization$1.09 billionP/E Ratio7.06Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.98 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions and other related services for consumers across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It is also involved in the early stage collections, business process outsourcing, contingent collections, and trace services and litigation activities; and the management of non-performing loans, as well as provides portfolio management services to banks for non-performing loans. Encore Capital Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. Receive ECPG News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ECPG and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Short-term business credit Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:ECPG Previous Symbol CUSIP29255410 CIK1084961 Webhttp://www.encorecapital.com/ Phone877-445-4581Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.11 Current Ratio0.85 Quick Ratio0.85Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.06 Forward P/E Ratio6.42 P/E Growth0.49 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.36 billion Price / Sales0.80 Cash Flow$6.0534 per share Price / Cash Flow5.81 Book Value$28.24 per share Price / Book1.25Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.98 Net Income$115.89 million Net Margins10.37% Return on Equity21.02% Return on Assets3.47%Miscellaneous Employees7,935 Outstanding Shares30,967,000Market Cap$1.09 billion Next Earnings Date8/14/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) Frequently Asked Questions What is Encore Capital Group's stock symbol? Encore Capital Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ECPG." How were Encore Capital Group's earnings last quarter? Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 8th. The asset manager reported $1.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.26. The asset manager earned $347.08 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $349.76 million. Encore Capital Group had a return on equity of 21.02% and a net margin of 10.37%. View Encore Capital Group's Earnings History. When is Encore Capital Group's next earnings date? Encore Capital Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Encore Capital Group. What price target have analysts set for ECPG? 6 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Encore Capital Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $42.00. On average, they expect Encore Capital Group's share price to reach $38.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Encore Capital Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Encore Capital Group? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Encore Capital Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Encore Capital Group. Has Encore Capital Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about ECPG stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Encore Capital Group earned a media sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the asset manager a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Encore Capital Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Encore Capital Group include Plumas Bancorp (PLBC), Nicholas Financial (NICK), Asta Funding (ASFI), CPI Card Group (PMTS) and PwrCor (PWCO). What other stocks do shareholders of Encore Capital Group own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Encore Capital Group investors own include BioTelemetry (BEAT), Novavax (NVAX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Pra Group (PRAA), Celgene (CELG), Nike (NKE), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Builders FirstSource (BLDR), Micron Technology (MU) and Seattle Genetics (SGEN). Who are Encore Capital Group's key executives? Encore Capital Group's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Ashish Masih, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)Mr. Jonathan C. Clark, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 60)Mr. Gregory L. Call, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Administrator Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 52)Mr. Kenneth John Stannard, Chief Exec. Officer of the Cabot Credit Management Group (Age 53)Mr. Bruce Thomas, VP of Investor Relations Who are Encore Capital Group's major shareholders? Encore Capital Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.38%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (10.79%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.01%), Northern Trust Corp (2.16%), Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (1.77%) and Pembroke Management LTD (1.61%). Company insiders that own Encore Capital Group stock include Ashish Masih, Jcf Iii Europe Holdings LP, Jonathan C Clark and Paul Grinberg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Encore Capital Group. Which major investors are selling Encore Capital Group stock? ECPG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including OppenheimerFunds Inc., Pembroke Management LTD, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, TD Asset Management Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc. and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Encore Capital Group. Which major investors are buying Encore Capital Group stock? ECPG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including EJF Capital LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Laurion Capital Management LP, Bank of Montreal Can, Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC, Pinebridge Investments L.P. and James Investment Research Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Encore Capital Group stock in the last two years include Ashish Masih and Jonathan C Clark. View Insider Buying and Selling for Encore Capital Group. How do I buy shares of Encore Capital Group? Shares of ECPG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Encore Capital Group's stock price today? One share of ECPG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $35.17. How big of a company is Encore Capital Group? Encore Capital Group has a market capitalization of $1.09 billion and generates $1.36 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $115.89 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.98 on an earnings per share basis. Encore Capital Group employs 7,935 workers across the globe. What is Encore Capital Group's official website? The official website for Encore Capital Group is http://www.encorecapital.com/. How can I contact Encore Capital Group? Encore Capital Group's mailing address is 350 CAMINO DE LA REINA SUITE 100, SAN DIEGO CA, 92108. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 877-445-4581 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ ECPG)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 242 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 260 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 502MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Encore Capital Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ECPG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ECPG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the price-sales ratio? Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.