News headlines about Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cardtronics earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.2845730636986 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CATM. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cardtronics from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine raised shares of Cardtronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Cardtronics in a research note on Monday, May 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.80.

Shares of NASDAQ CATM opened at $37.17 on Monday. Cardtronics has a one year low of $15.80 and a one year high of $37.48. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.21. The company has a market cap of $1.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.84.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.22. Cardtronics had a negative net margin of 11.00% and a positive return on equity of 24.21%. The business had revenue of $341.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $324.03 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.76 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Cardtronics will post 1.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Cardtronics news, Director Hudson Executive Capital Lp purchased 25,200 shares of Cardtronics stock in a transaction on Friday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $29.97 per share, for a total transaction of $755,244.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Mark Rossi purchased 5,000 shares of Cardtronics stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $30.25 per share, for a total transaction of $151,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Cardtronics Company Profile

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and bank balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, and train stations.

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