Insider Buying: Peter Osvaldik Acquires 125 Shares of Outerwall Stock (OUTR)
Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) CAO Peter Osvaldik purchased 125 shares of Outerwall stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 5th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $55.50 per share, for a total transaction of $6,937.50. Following the purchase, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 2,447 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $135,809. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) traded up 1.69% on Friday, hitting $57.90. 169,668 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 has a 50-day moving average of $56.71 and a 200-day moving average of $65.5. The company has a market cap of $1.111 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.58.
Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $549.17 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $560.25 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.91 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Outerwall will post $5.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.
OUTR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Outerwall from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Outerwall in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $49.00. Finally, analysts at B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Outerwall in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $58.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $64.00. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.75.
Outerwall Inc, formerly Coinstar, Inc, is a provider of automated retail solutions, which offers convenient products and services.
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