Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM) shares hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $46.92 and last traded at $46.69, with a volume of 127,413 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $46.27.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barrington Research cut Cardtronics from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Jefferies Group raised their target price on Cardtronics from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $43.50.

The company has a market capitalization of $2.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.92. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $43.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $37.96.

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

In other Cardtronics news, insider Gerardo Garcia sold 8,588 shares of Cardtronics 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 completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 27,549 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,057,055.13. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director J Tim Arnoult sold 5,000 shares of Cardtronics stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.71, for a total value of $228,550.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,648 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $303,880.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Cardtronics stock. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in Cardtronics Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM) by 12.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 56,122 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,115 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned about 0.12% of Cardtronics worth $1,888,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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