D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its stake in shares of Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) by 18.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,639 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,470 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Diebold, were worth $269,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in Diebold, by 111.6% in the first quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 4,510 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $138,000 after purchasing an additional 2,379 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in shares of Diebold, by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,119 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 116 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Diebold, by 18.5% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,771 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $162,000 after buying an additional 899 shares during the period. Sii Investments Inc. WI purchased a new stake in shares of Diebold, in the 1st quarter worth about $200,000. Finally, KCG Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Diebold, in the 1st quarter worth about $242,000.

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In related news, CFO Christopher A. Chapman purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $21.53 per share, with a total value of $43,060.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Henry D. G. Wallace purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $19.08 per share, with a total value of $190,800.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 23,000 shares of company stock worth $460,940 in the last 90 days. Insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

Diebold, Incorporated (DBD) opened at 23.25 on Wednesday. The company’s market capitalization is $1.76 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $20.77 and its 200-day moving average price is $24.84. Diebold, Incorporated has a one year low of $17.95 and a one year high of $31.85.

Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. Diebold, had a positive return on equity of 7.25% and a negative net margin of 6.04%. The firm’s revenue was up 95.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.43 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Diebold, Incorporated will post $0.97 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Diebold,’s payout ratio is -10.90%.

DBD has been the subject of several research reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered shares of Diebold, from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of Diebold, from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Lake Street Capital began coverage on Diebold, in a research report on Monday, June 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $38.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Diebold, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Diebold, in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.60.

Diebold, Company Profile

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Diebold, (NYSE:DBD)

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