Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Cardtronics PLC (CATM) Share Price

News headlines about Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cardtronics PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6740944219534 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Cardtronics PLC (CATM) opened at 25.40 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $30.15 and a 200 day moving average of $38.47. The firm has a market cap of $1.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.53 and a beta of 0.75. Cardtronics PLC has a 1-year low of $25.32 and a 1-year high of $56.00.

Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.04. Cardtronics PLC had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 28.23%. The business had revenue of $385.11 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $379.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.80 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Cardtronics PLC will post $2.84 EPS for the current year.

CATM has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, May 8th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Cardtronics PLC in a report on Monday, June 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 target price for the company. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.17.

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In related news, EVP Phillip Pilsuh Chin sold 825 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.03, for a total transaction of $28,074.75. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 2,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $84,020.07. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Gerardo Garcia sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.81, for a total transaction of $101,430.00. Following the transaction, 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. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 22,546 shares of company stock valued at $770,512. 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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