News coverage about Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cardtronics earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3779262112353 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CATM. Lake Street Capital downgraded Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $31.00 in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. William Blair downgraded Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of Cardtronics in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Cardtronics from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.00.
Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $17.65. The company had a trading volume of 339,517 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,879. Cardtronics has a one year low of $15.80 and a one year high of $56.00. The stock has a market cap of $809.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.19, a PEG ratio of 0.55 and a beta of 0.64. 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 (NASDAQ:CATM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.10. Cardtronics had a positive return on equity of 29.32% and a negative net margin of 9.37%. The business had revenue of $402.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $383.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.98 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 22.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Cardtronics will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Mark Rossi acquired 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.81 per share, with a total value of $42,025.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Edward H. West acquired 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 20,000 shares of company stock worth $343,150 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
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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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