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Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $1.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.46, American Banking News.com reports. The company had revenue of $593.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $595.34 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.01 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on OUTR shares. Analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of Outerwall from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, January 6th. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Outerwall from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, December 30th. They now have a $69.60 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Northland Securities reiterated a “positive” rating on shares of Outerwall in a research note to investors on Wednesday, December 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.82.

Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) traded up 0.74% on Thursday, hitting $63.64. The stock had a trading volume of 1,368,631 shares. Outerwall has a 1-year low of $46.25 and a 1-year high of $72.09. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $66.23 and a 200-day moving average of $62.7. The company has a market cap of $1.719 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.51. Outerwall also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 24,424 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,271% compared to the typical volume of 1,782 put options.

Outerwall Inc, formerly Coinstar, Inc, is a provider of automated retail solutions, which offers convenient products and services.

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