Shares of Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR) shot up 4.8% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $46.14 and last traded at $46.05, with a volume of 206,868 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.96.

Several research firms have recently commented on OUTR. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Outerwall in a report on Monday, April 25th. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (up from $40.00) on shares of Outerwall in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Outerwall in a report on Monday, March 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Outerwall from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.13.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $42.52 and its 200-day moving average is $37.34. The company has a market cap of $742.31 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.97.

Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $2.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.33 by $1.11. The company had revenue of $535.96 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $508.35 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.81 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Outerwall Inc. will post $6.25 EPS for the current year.

Other hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in Outerwall by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 100,507 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,673,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted 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 last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted 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 last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Outerwall by 9.4% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 234,212 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,558,000 after buying an additional 20,058 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Seizert Capital Partners LLC boosted 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 last quarter.

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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