Cardtronics PLC (CATM) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cardtronics PLC earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8691586552635 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Cardtronics PLC (CATM) traded up $0.31 on Friday, hitting $16.99. 542,788 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 552,391. The company has a market capitalization of $749.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.79, a P/E/G ratio of 0.52 and a beta of 0.75. Cardtronics PLC has a fifty-two week low of $15.80 and a fifty-two week high of $56.00. 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 PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $402.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $383.97 million. Cardtronics PLC had a negative net margin of 9.37% and a positive return on equity of 29.32%. The company’s revenue was up 22.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.98 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Cardtronics PLC will post 2.65 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. William Blair cut shares of Cardtronics PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Cardtronics PLC in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Lake Street Capital cut shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $40.00 to $31.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Cardtronics PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.00.

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In other news, Director Mark Rossi purchased 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $16.81 per share, for a total transaction of $42,025.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Edward H. West purchased 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased 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. Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 20,000 shares of company stock valued at $343,150. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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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