Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 442,782 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 32% from the previous session’s volume of 334,781 shares.The stock last traded at $44.25 and had previously closed at $43.78.

Several brokerages have commented on OUTR. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Outerwall in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Roth Capital restated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Outerwall in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Outerwall from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Finally, Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $45.00 target price (up from $40.00) on shares of Outerwall in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Outerwall currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.13.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $42.37 and its 200 day moving average is $37.29. The stock has a market cap of $712.02 million and a P/E ratio of 16.28.

Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $2.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $1.11. The business earned $535.96 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $508.35 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.81 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Outerwall Inc. will post $6.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Outerwall during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,307,000. Comerica Bank increased its position in shares of Outerwall by 23.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 40,603 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,356,000 after buying an additional 7,602 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its position in shares of Outerwall by 359.9% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 42,158 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,540,000 after buying an additional 32,992 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of Outerwall by 19.9% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 62,750 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,293,000 after buying an additional 10,397 shares during the period. Finally, Seizert Capital Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Outerwall by 31.8% in the fourth quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC now owns 96,542 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,527,000 after buying an additional 23,299 shares during the period.

Outerwall Inc is a provider of automated retail solutions. The Company’s business segments are Redbox, Coinstar and ecoATM. Its offerings include Redbox business, which enables consumers to rent or purchase movies and video games from self-service kiosks (Redbox segment); Coinstar business, which enables consumers to convert their coins to cash and convert coins and cash to stored value products at self-service kiosks (Coinstar segment), and ecoATM business, which enables consumers to sell electronic devices for cash at self-service kiosks, and purchase and sell electronic devices for cash through an online solution under its Gazelle brand.

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