Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) shares fell 5.1% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $17.00 and last traded at $17.26. 782,160 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 45% from the average session volume of 539,959 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.19.

Several brokerages have recently commented on CATM. Zacks Investment Research raised Cardtronics PLC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. William Blair lowered Cardtronics PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Cardtronics PLC in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Lake Street Capital lowered Cardtronics PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $40.00 to $31.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Cardtronics PLC from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.00.

The company has a market cap of $801.59, a P/E ratio of 6.17, a PEG ratio of 0.51 and a beta of 0.75. 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 PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $402.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $383.97 million. Cardtronics PLC had a positive return on equity of 29.32% and a negative net margin of 9.37%. Cardtronics PLC’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 earnings per share. analysts predict that Cardtronics PLC will post 2.66 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CFO Edward H. West bought 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $17.29 per share, with a total value of $216,125.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Dennis Lynch bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $17.00 per share, with a total value of $85,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CATM. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its position in Cardtronics PLC by 51.4% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 22,503 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,052,000 after purchasing an additional 7,637 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in Cardtronics PLC by 2.9% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 76,357 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,570,000 after purchasing an additional 2,155 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in Cardtronics PLC by 134,627.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,413,341 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $253,074,000 after purchasing an additional 5,409,323 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Cardtronics PLC by 4.5% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 350,020 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $16,364,000 after purchasing an additional 14,932 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its position in Cardtronics PLC by 16.0% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,149,751 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $53,754,000 after purchasing an additional 158,478 shares during the last quarter.

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About Cardtronics PLC

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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