Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM) shares reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $45.67 and last traded at $45.62, with a volume of 231,682 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $45.01.

CATM has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Jefferies Group increased their target price on Cardtronics from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, Barrington Research lowered Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.60.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $41.59 and its 200-day moving average is $36.94. The firm has a market cap of $2.08 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.99.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.03. The business earned $324 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $315.48 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Cardtronics Inc. will post $3.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Cardtronics news, insider Gerardo Garcia sold 8,588 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.37, for a total value of $329,521.56. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 27,549 shares in the company, valued at $1,057,055.13. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Patrick Michael Mccarthy sold 3,033 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.47, for a total value of $116,679.51. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 29,865 shares in the company, valued at $1,148,906.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Comerica Bank raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 47,928 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,572,000 after buying an additional 818 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics by 12.8% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 56,439 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,899,000 after buying an additional 6,408 shares during the last quarter. Century Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Century Capital Management LLC now owns 167,047 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,621,000 after buying an additional 4,088 shares during the last quarter. Pear Tree Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Cardtronics during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,554,000. Finally, Atlantic Trust Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 268,273 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,028,000 after buying an additional 1,088 shares during the last quarter.

Cardtronics, Inc is a provider of automated consumer financial services. The Company provides these services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The Company’s operations consisted of its North America and Europe segments. Its North America segment includes operations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.

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