Shares of Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.00.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on CATM. Lake Street Capital lowered shares of Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $40.00 to $31.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. William Blair lowered shares of Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cardtronics from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Cardtronics in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Cardtronics from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd.

Shares of Cardtronics (CATM) opened at $17.94 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64. Cardtronics has a fifty-two week low of $15.80 and a fifty-two week high of $56.00. The firm has a market cap of $836.43, a PE ratio of 6.45, a PEG ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 0.64.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. Cardtronics had a negative net margin of 9.37% and a positive return on equity of 29.32%. The business had revenue of $402.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $383.97 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 22.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Cardtronics will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Cardtronics news, CFO Edward H. West bought 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $17.29 per share, for a total transaction of $216,125.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Mark Rossi bought 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $16.81 per share, for a total transaction of $42,025.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 20,000 shares of company stock worth $343,150. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Arizona State Retirement System raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 23,837 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $783,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the period. Petrus Trust Company LTA raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Petrus Trust Company LTA now owns 6,191 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $203,000 after acquiring an additional 104 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 33,320 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,095,000 after acquiring an additional 328 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 6,294 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $207,000 after acquiring an additional 331 shares during the period. Finally, M&T Bank Corp raised its position in shares of Cardtronics by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 17,825 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $585,000 after acquiring an additional 437 shares during the period.

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Cardtronics Company Profile

Cardtronics plc, formerly Cardtronics, Inc, provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMS) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The Company’s operations consists of its North America, Europe, and Corporate & Other segments. Its ATM operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are included in its North America segment.

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