Shares of Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.00.

CATM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, May 8th. TheStreet cut shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. ValuEngine cut shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Cardtronics PLC in a report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target on the stock.

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Shares of Cardtronics PLC (CATM) opened at 33.41 on Tuesday. Cardtronics PLC has a 52-week low of $32.58 and a 52-week high of $56.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $35.12 and a 200 day moving average of $45.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.52 billion, a PE ratio of 21.39 and a beta of 0.79.

In other Cardtronics PLC news, insider Jonathan Simpson-Dent sold 18,721 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.24, for a total transaction of $641,007.04. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,792 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $574,958.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Gerardo Garcia sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.81, for a total transaction of $101,430.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,743 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $126,550.83. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Cardtronics PLC by 134,627.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,413,341 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $253,074,000 after buying an additional 5,409,323 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Cardtronics PLC by 13.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,359,006 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $250,534,000 after buying an additional 616,530 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in Cardtronics PLC by 53.8% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,803,888 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $153,008,000 after buying an additional 981,332 shares during the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its stake in Cardtronics PLC by 78.0% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,437,553 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $67,206,000 after buying an additional 629,729 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Snyder Capital Management L P raised its stake in Cardtronics PLC by 15.6% in the first quarter. Snyder Capital Management L P now owns 1,183,006 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $55,306,000 after buying an additional 159,694 shares during the last quarter.

About Cardtronics PLC

Cardtronics plc, formerly Cardtronics, Inc, provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMS) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The Company’s operations consists of its North America, Europe, and Corporate & Other segments. Its ATM operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are included in its North America segment.

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