Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky decreased its position in shares of Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 16,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 15,335 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Cardtronics were worth $306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Two Sigma Advisers LP boosted its position in Cardtronics by 64.6% during the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 520,252 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $9,635,000 after purchasing an additional 204,200 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its position in Cardtronics by 269.5% during the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 124,794 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,311,000 after purchasing an additional 91,022 shares during the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in Cardtronics by 12.6% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 423,091 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $7,834,000 after purchasing an additional 47,336 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans acquired a new stake in Cardtronics during the fourth quarter valued at $525,000. Finally, MANA Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Cardtronics during the fourth quarter valued at $255,000.
In other Cardtronics news, EVP Joseph Bradley Nolan acquired 5,725 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $26.16 per share, with a total value of $149,766.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Hudson Executive Capital Lp acquired 322,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $23.32 per share, with a total value of $7,509,040.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.18. Cardtronics had a positive return on equity of 29.93% and a negative net margin of 9.64%. The company had revenue of $363.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $340.23 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.79 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Cardtronics PLC will post 1.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Barrington Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Cardtronics in a research report on Sunday, February 25th. ValuEngine raised Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. BidaskClub raised Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Wells Fargo raised Cardtronics from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Bank of America set a $19.00 price target on Cardtronics and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cardtronics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.25.
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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