Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) SVP Olaf Robert Heyden bought 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $23.28 per share, for a total transaction of $46,560.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE DBD) traded down 1.09% on Wednesday, reaching $22.75. 1,301,226 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Diebold, Incorporated has a 52-week low of $19.95 and a 52-week high of $31.85. The stock’s market cap is $1.72 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $24.82 and its 200-day moving average is $27.33.

Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping 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 business had revenue of $1.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 95.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Diebold, Incorporated will post $0.96 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. Diebold,’s dividend payout ratio is -10.90%.

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DBD has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Diebold, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Feltl & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Diebold, in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. 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 target price on the stock. 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. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.50.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DBD. Elkfork Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Diebold, by 19.8% in the first quarter. Elkfork Partners LLC now owns 3,322 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 550 shares in the last quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Diebold, by 19.8% in the first quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 4,228 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of Diebold, by 111.6% in the first quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 4,510 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 2,379 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Diebold, by 2.3% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,119 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 116 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ledyard National Bank bought a new stake in shares of Diebold, during the first quarter valued at approximately $152,000.

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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