Shares of Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTR) rose 11.5% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $52.40 and last traded at $52.30, with a volume of 5,401,270 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $46.91.

OUTR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Roth Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Outerwall in a report on Monday, March 28th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Outerwall in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Outerwall from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $45.00 price target (up from $40.00) on shares of Outerwall in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of Outerwall in a research note on Monday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.75.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $43.00 and its 200-day moving average price is $37.62. The company has a market cap of $845.32 million and a P/E ratio of 19.32.

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

Other institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Outerwall during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,307,000. Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc. increased its position in shares of Outerwall by 116.0% in the fourth quarter. Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc. now owns 213,770 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,811,000 after buying an additional 114,820 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased 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 period. Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of Outerwall by 82.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 651,344 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,800,000 after buying an additional 295,077 shares during the period. Finally, 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.

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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