Headlines about Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cardtronics earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.8162615500066 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on CATM shares. William Blair lowered Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Lake Street Capital lowered Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $40.00 to $31.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Cardtronics in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet lowered Cardtronics from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Cardtronics has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.00.

Cardtronics (CATM) opened at $21.72 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $944.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.26, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.64. Cardtronics has a 52-week low of $15.80 and a 52-week high of $55.71. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $402.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $383.97 million. Cardtronics had a positive return on equity of 29.32% and a negative net margin of 9.37%. Cardtronics’s quarterly revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.98 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Cardtronics will post 2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Mark Rossi bought 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.81 per share, for a total transaction of $42,025.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Edward H. West bought 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.29 per share, for a total transaction of $216,125.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 20,000 shares of company stock worth $343,150 over the last three months. 1.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Cardtronics

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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