Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM)’s share price hit 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 trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $45.01.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on CATM. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on Cardtronics from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Barrington Research lowered Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $43.60.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $41.94 and a 200-day moving average of $37.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.08 billion and a P/E ratio of 29.03.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $324 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $315.48 million. Cardtronics’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.71 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Cardtronics Inc. will post $3.25 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Patrick Michael Mccarthy sold 3,033 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.47, for a total transaction 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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Gerardo Garcia sold 8,588 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.37, for a total transaction of $329,521.56. Following the sale, the insider now owns 27,549 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,057,055.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have made changes to their positions in CATM. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased 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 period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Cardtronics by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 60,114 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,023,000 after buying an additional 4,500 shares during the period. Comerica Bank increased 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 period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Cardtronics by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 295,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,959,000 after buying an additional 13,199 shares during the period. Finally, Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased 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 period.

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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