Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD) SVP Alan Kerr bought 2,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.28 per share, for a total transaction of $50,270.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Diebold, Incorporated (DBD) traded down $0.20 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.05. 1,182,300 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 904,374. Diebold, Incorporated has a 12-month low of $17.90 and a 12-month high of $31.85. The stock has a market cap of $1,370.00, a P/E ratio of 17.31 and a beta of 1.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.01.

Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The technology company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.40. Diebold, had a negative net margin of 4.40% and a positive return on equity of 11.39%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.17 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.34 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Diebold, Incorporated will post 1.09 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Diebold,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -14.87%.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Creative Planning increased its stake in Diebold, by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 5,119 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 116 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Diebold, by 18.5% during 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. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its stake in Diebold, by 4.1% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 6,923 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 271 shares during the period. KCG Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in Diebold, during the 1st quarter worth $242,000. Finally, Westside Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Diebold, during the 2nd quarter worth $167,000.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Diebold, from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their target price on shares of Diebold, from $31.00 to $29.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Lake Street Capital downgraded shares of Diebold, from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the company from $30.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Diebold, in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Imperial Capital set a $24.00 target price on shares of Diebold, and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.00.

About Diebold,

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.

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