Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 270,200 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 50% from the previous session’s volume of 543,591 shares.The stock last traded at $18.52 and had previously closed at $18.58.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on CATM shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 16th. Lake Street Capital downgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $31.00 in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Cardtronics in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.00.

The firm has a market capitalization of $925.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.74, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.64.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $402.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $383.97 million. Cardtronics had a negative net margin of 9.37% and a positive return on equity of 29.32%. Cardtronics’s quarterly revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.98 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Cardtronics PLC will post 2.66 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Cardtronics news, Director Dennis Lynch acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $17.00 per share, for a total transaction of $85,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Edward H. West acquired 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $17.29 per share, with a total value of $216,125.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 20,000 shares of company stock valued at $343,150. 1.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in CATM. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Cardtronics by 77.7% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 3,731 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 1,631 shares during the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Cardtronics by 69.8% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 4,088 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 1,680 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new stake in shares of Cardtronics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $157,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cardtronics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $180,000. Finally, Petrus Trust Company LTA increased its holdings in shares of Cardtronics by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Petrus Trust Company LTA now owns 6,191 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the last quarter.

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About Cardtronics

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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