Outerwall (OUTR) Posts Quarterly Earnings, Beats Expectations By $0.32 EPS
Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.32, AR Network reports. The company had revenue of $600.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $586.65 million. Outerwall’s revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Outerwall updated its Q2 guidance to $1.24-1.44 EPS and its FY14 guidance to $6.68-7.18 EPS.
Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) traded down 2.86% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $67.37. 1,068,389 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Outerwall has a 52-week low of $46.25 and a 52-week high of $74.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $68. and its 200-day moving average is $67.54. The company has a market cap of $1.722 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.26.
A number of research firms have recently commented on OUTR. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of Outerwall from $63.50 to $64.00 in a research note on Friday, March 14th. On a related note, analysts at B. Riley raised their EPS on shares of Outerwall in a research note on Tuesday, March 11th. They now have a “reduce” rating on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Outerwall from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 11th. They now have a $73.60 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.93.
Outerwall Inc, formerly Coinstar, Inc, is a provider of automated retail solutions, which offers convenient products and services.
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