NCR (NYSE:NCR) issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.41-0.47 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.56. NCR also updated its FY18 guidance to $3.30-3.45 EPS.

NCR (NYSE:NCR) traded down $1.79 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $31.72. 1,136,768 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,297,666. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.86, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 1.01. NCR has a 52-week low of $29.20 and a 52-week high of $49.90. The stock has a market cap of $4,191.14, a P/E ratio of 20.31 and a beta of 1.83.

NCR (NYSE:NCR) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The information technology services provider reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.05. NCR had a net margin of 5.11% and a return on equity of 84.72%. The firm had revenue of $1.78 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.75 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.07 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that NCR will post 3.14 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on NCR shares. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of NCR from $43.00 to $39.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 20th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an average rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of NCR in a report on Friday, October 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of NCR from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of NCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $45.00 price target on shares of NCR and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $45.13.

In related news, EVP J. Robert Ciminera sold 1,937 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.36, for a total value of $72,366.32. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 6,802 shares in the company, valued at $254,122.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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NCR Company Profile

NCR Corporation is a provider of Omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact and transact with their customers. The Company operates through three segments: Software, Services and Hardware. It sells a portfolio of hardware, software and services that combine to provide businesses with solutions.

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