NASDAQ:ECPG - Encore Capital Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $29.16 +0.57 (+1.99 %) (As of 04/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$29.16Today's Range$28.18 - $29.3052-Week Range$20.38 - $47.80Volume149,293 shsAverage Volume236,393 shsMarket Capitalization$900.58 millionP/E Ratio5.86Dividend YieldN/ABeta2 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 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 Webwww.encorecapital.com Phone877-445-4581Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.26 Current Ratio0.55 Quick Ratio0.55Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio5.86 Forward P/E Ratio5.53 P/E Growth0.42 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.36 billion Price / Sales0.66 Cash Flow$6.00 per share Price / Cash Flow4.86 Book Value$26.57 per share Price / Book1.10Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.98 Net Income$115.89 million Net Margins8.51% Return on Equity20.21% Return on Assets3.07%Miscellaneous Employees7,866 Outstanding Shares30,884,000Market Cap$900.58 million Next Earnings Date5/14/2019 (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) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 27th. The asset manager reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.23. The asset manager had revenue of $348.72 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $341.81 million. Encore Capital Group had a net margin of 8.51% and a return on equity of 20.21%. The business's revenue was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.05 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 Tuesday, May 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Encore Capital Group. What price target have analysts set for ECPG? 6 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Encore Capital Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Encore Capital Group's stock price to reach $38.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 32.0% 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 headlines about ECPG stock have been trending positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Encore Capital Group earned a media sentiment score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the asset manager a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. 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), CPI Card Group (PMTS), Asta Funding (ASFI) 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), Micron Technology (MU), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Middleby (MIDD), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Seattle Genetics (SGEN) and AmerisourceBergen (ABC). 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. Bruce Thomas, VP of Investor RelationsMs. Amy Anuk, Sr. VP of Bus. Devel. Who are Encore Capital Group's major shareholders? Encore Capital Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Pembroke Management LTD (1.61%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.98%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). 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 Pembroke Management LTD. View Insider Buying and Selling for Encore Capital Group. Which major investors are buying Encore Capital Group stock? ECPG stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Peregrine Capital Management LLC and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. 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 $29.16. How big of a company is Encore Capital Group? Encore Capital Group has a market capitalization of $900.58 million 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 7,866 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 238 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 253 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 491MarketBeat'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 4/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do investors pay a separate front-end load every time they buy additional shares?