Guggenheim Capital LLC Buys Shares of 35,230 Cardtronics PLC (CATM)

Guggenheim Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 35,230 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,922,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned 0.08% of Cardtronics PLC at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of CATM. Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Cardtronics PLC by 1.7% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,531 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics PLC by 1.7% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 10,040 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $448,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics PLC by 3.9% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 8,112 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $362,000 after buying an additional 308 shares during the period. Public Sector Pension Investment Board raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics PLC by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Public Sector Pension Investment Board now owns 32,242 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,759,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Cardtronics PLC by 0.9% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 72,728 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,244,000 after buying an additional 665 shares during the period.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM)

Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) traded up 0.70% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $44.37. 69,419 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $2.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.12 and a beta of 0.76. Cardtronics PLC has a one year low of $36.40 and a one year high of $56.00. The company’s 50 day moving average is $45.12 and its 200-day moving average is $49.51.

Cardtronics PLC (NASDAQ:CATM) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The business services provider reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $309.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $308.59 million. Cardtronics PLC had a net margin of 6.95% and a return on equity of 33.60%. Cardtronics PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.71 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Cardtronics PLC will post $2.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cardtronics PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Cardtronics PLC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.25.

In other news, CEO Steven A. Rathgaber sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.49, for a total transaction of $326,940.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 325,199 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,720,093.51. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.50% 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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