NASDAQ:ECPG - Encore Capital Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $25.59 -0.27 (-1.04 %) (As of 11/19/2018 10:32 AM ET)Previous Close$25.86Today's Range$25.49 - $25.9552-Week Range$23.59 - $47.80Volume11,437 shsAverage Volume501,811 shsMarket Capitalization$797.84 millionP/E Ratio6.38Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.8 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 debt collection and management activities; and the management of non-performing loans. In addition, the company provides portfolio management services to banks for non-performing loans; and financial solutions to individuals who have previously defaulted on their obligations. Further, it focuses on consumer non-performing loans, including insolvencies, and bank and non-bank receivables. 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 Webwww.encorecapital.com Phone877-445-4581 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.58 Current Ratio0.75 Quick Ratio0.75 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio6.38 Forward P/E Ratio5.40 P/E Growth0.42 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.19 billion Price / Sales0.67 Cash Flow$5.6118 per share Price / Cash4.56 Book Value$22.22 per share Price / Book1.15 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.01 Net Income$83.22 million Net Margins6.13% Return on Equity19.38% Return on Assets2.70% Miscellaneous Employees8,200 Outstanding Shares30,850,000Market Cap$797.84 million 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 7th. The asset manager reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.19. The asset manager had revenue of $336.77 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $342.33 million. Encore Capital Group had a return on equity of 19.38% and a net margin of 6.13%. Encore Capital Group's revenue was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. 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, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Encore Capital Group. What price target have analysts set for ECPG? 4 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Encore Capital Group's stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $54.00. On average, they expect Encore Capital Group's share price to reach $45.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 76.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Encore Capital Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Encore Capital Group? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Encore Capital Group in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 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? Press coverage about ECPG stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Encore Capital Group earned a coverage optimism score of 1.3 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 media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Encore Capital Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Encore Capital Group include Nicholas Financial (NICK), Plumas Bancorp (PLBC), CPI Card Group (PMTS), Asta Funding (ASFI) and PwrCor (PWCO). 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 52)Mr. Jonathan C. Clark, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 59)Mr. Gregory L. Call, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Administrator Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 51)Mr. Paul J. Grinberg, Pres of International (Age 57)Mr. Carl Eberling, Chief Information Officer & Sr. VP of Information Technology Who are Encore Capital Group's major shareholders? Encore Capital Group's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.03%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (10.94%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.95%), Pembroke Management LTD (1.35%), Bank of Montreal Can (1.30%) and Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (1.17%). Company insiders that own Encore Capital Group stock include Ashish Masih, Jonathan C Clark and Paul Grinberg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Encore Capital Group. Which institutional investors are selling Encore Capital Group stock? ECPG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Blair William & Co. IL, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, James Investment Research Inc., LSV Asset Management, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and GW&K Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Encore Capital Group. Which institutional investors are buying Encore Capital Group stock? ECPG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, William Blair Investment Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Pembroke Management LTD, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Alliancebernstein L.P.. 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 $25.80. How big of a company is Encore Capital Group? Encore Capital Group has a market capitalization of $797.84 million and generates $1.19 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $83.22 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.01 on an earnings per share basis. Encore Capital Group employs 8,200 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 3111 CAMINO DEL RIO NORTH SUITE 103, 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: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 214 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 215 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 429MarketBeat'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 11/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the quiet period?