NASDAQ:ECPG - Encore Capital Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $32.02 -0.15 (-0.47 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$32.02Today's Range$31.69 - $32.6652-Week Range$20.38 - $47.80Volume165,706 shsAverage Volume232,969 shsMarket Capitalization$987.88 millionP/E Ratio7.99Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.96 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 Phone877-445-4581Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.58 Current Ratio0.75 Quick Ratio0.75Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio7.99 Forward P/E Ratio6.78 P/E Growth0.46 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.19 billion Price / Sales0.83 Cash Flow$5.6975 per share Price / Cash Flow5.62 Book Value$22.22 per share Price / Book1.44Profitability 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 Shares30,852,000Market Cap$987.88 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 results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The asset manager reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' 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 net margin of 6.13% and a return on equity of 19.38%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.14 EPS. 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 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Encore Capital Group. How can I listen to Encore Capital Group's earnings call? Encore Capital Group will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 27th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8555410982. What price target have analysts set for ECPG? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Encore Capital Group's stock. Their predictions range from $37.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect Encore Capital Group's stock price to reach $37.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Encore Capital Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Encore Capital Group? 5 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 4 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? News headlines about ECPG stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Encore Capital Group earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the asset manager a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact 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 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 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. Paul J. Grinberg, Pres of International (Age 58)Mr. Bruce Thomas, VP of Investor Relations Who are Encore Capital Group's major shareholders? Encore Capital Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.38%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.01%), Second Curve Capital LLC (1.67%), Pembroke Management LTD (1.63%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (1.12%) and Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.93%). 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 major investors are selling Encore Capital Group stock? ECPG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Citigroup Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., United Services Automobile Association, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP and Principal Financial Group Inc.. 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 Peregrine Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Pembroke Management LTD, Second Curve Capital LLC, American International Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and TD Asset Management 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 $32.02. How big of a company is Encore Capital Group? Encore Capital Group has a market capitalization of $987.88 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: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 225 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 238 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 463MarketBeat'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 2/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is an ETF different from a mutual fund?