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Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) Director Jorge M. Diaz sold 27,742 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.51, for a total value of $1,068,344.42. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 33,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,276,029. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CATM. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $30.00. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group cut their price target on shares of Cardtronics from $48.00 to $41.00 in a research note on Monday, June 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.67.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) traded down 1.39% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $38.22. The stock had a trading volume of 808,437 shares. Cardtronics has a 52 week low of $28.03 and a 52 week high of $44.46. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $34.21 and its 200-day moving average is $36.16. The company has a market cap of $1.700 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.06.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $260.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $250.34 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.49 earnings per share. Cardtronics’s revenue was up 25.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Cardtronics will post $2.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Cardtronics, Inc (NASDAQ:CATM) provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks.

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