Encore Capital Group Inc (ECPG) Jumps 6.97% on January 26

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Encore Capital Group Inc (ECPG) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Tuesday January 26 as the stock popped 6.97% to $22.71, representing a gain of $1.48 per share. Some 338,261 shares traded hands on 3,295 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 379,497 shares out of a total float of 25.27 million. The stock opened at $21.25 and traded with an intraday range of $22.71 to $21.18.

After today's gains, Encore Capital Group Inc reached a market cap of $573.97 million. Encore Capital Group Inc has had a trading range between $44.61 and $16.09 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $28.52 and a 200-day SMA of $37.42.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 8.

Encore Capital Group Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company is engaged in providing debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners.

Encore Capital Group Inc is based out of San Diego, CA and has some 5,637 employees. Its CEO is Kenneth A. Vecchione.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Encore Capital Group Inc, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for ECPG. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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