Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) COO Jurgen Wunram bought 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $21.94 per share, with a total value of $43,880.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Diebold, Incorporated (DBD) traded up 1.62% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $22.00. 1,076,257 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.66 billion. Diebold, Incorporated has a 52-week low of $19.95 and a 52-week high of $31.85. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $25.16 and a 200-day moving average price of $27.38.

Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. Diebold, had a negative net margin of 6.04% and a positive return on equity of 7.25%. The firm had revenue of $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 95.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Diebold, Incorporated will post $0.96 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. Diebold,’s payout ratio is -10.90%.

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DBD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Diebold, from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Feltl & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Diebold, in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Diebold, in a report on Monday, June 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.50.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in DBD. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Diebold, by 19,292.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,046,515 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $247,027,000 after buying an additional 8,005,021 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Diebold, during the first quarter valued at approximately $31,430,000. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management acquired a new stake in Diebold, during the first quarter valued at approximately $20,677,000. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Diebold, by 246.6% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 895,212 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $22,514,000 after buying an additional 636,891 shares during the period. Finally, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P acquired a new stake in Diebold, during the first quarter valued at approximately $19,159,000.

About Diebold,

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems.

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