Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR)’s share price rose 4.8% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $46.14 and last traded at $46.05, with a volume of 206,868 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $43.96.

OUTR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of Outerwall in a research report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Outerwall in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Outerwall from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. Roth Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Outerwall in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up previously 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 issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.38.

The firm has a market cap of $748.46 million and a P/E ratio of 17.11. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $42.62 and a 200 day moving average of $37.41.

Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $2.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $1.11. The company earned $535.96 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $508.35 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.81 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Outerwall Inc. will post $6.25 earnings per share for the current year.

Other hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Outerwall during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,307,000. Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Outerwall by 116.0% in the fourth quarter. Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc. now owns 213,770 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,811,000 after buying an additional 114,820 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake 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 valued at $8,558,000 after buying an additional 20,058 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of Outerwall by 82.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 651,344 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,800,000 after buying an additional 295,077 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its stake 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 valued at $2,293,000 after buying an additional 10,397 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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