UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its position in shares of Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,059 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 468 shares during the quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. owned about 0.07% of Cardtronics worth $849,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of CATM. US Bancorp DE grew its holdings in Cardtronics by 18.5% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,137 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $85,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the period. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc grew its holdings in Cardtronics by 275.0% in the second quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 4,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $123,000 after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares during the period. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC grew its holdings in Cardtronics by 457.9% in the second quarter. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC now owns 5,992 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 4,918 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in Cardtronics by 80.0% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,461 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $204,000 after purchasing an additional 3,317 shares during the period. Finally, CWM Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Cardtronics by 30.4% in the second quarter. CWM Advisors LLC now owns 7,482 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $204,000 after purchasing an additional 1,744 shares during the period.

In other Cardtronics news, insider Dan Antilley sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.49, for a total value of $97,470.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Stuart Mackinnon sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.43, for a total transaction of $334,300.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 14,200 shares of company stock worth $471,850 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 18.30% of the company’s stock.

CATM has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 8th. Barrington Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Cardtronics in a report on Friday, August 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cardtronics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, October 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $38.75.

Shares of Cardtronics stock traded up $0.17 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $32.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,245 shares, compared to its average volume of 362,968. Cardtronics PLC has a one year low of $23.57 and a one year high of $37.41. The company has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.25, a P/E/G ratio of 3.88 and a beta of 1.32. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $30.12 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $31.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.73.

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44 by $0.25. Cardtronics had a net margin of 1.32% and a return on equity of 21.88%. The firm had revenue of $340.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $331.84 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts forecast that Cardtronics PLC will post 2 earnings per share for the current year.

About Cardtronics

Cardtronics plc provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company offers cash dispensing and balance inquiries; and financial related services to cardholders, as well as ATM management and ATM equipment-related services to large retail merchants, smaller retailers, financial institutions, and operators of facilities, such as shopping malls, airports, and train stations.

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