Shares of NCR Co. (NYSE:NCR) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.40.

NCR has been the subject of several recent research reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.10 price target on shares of ABB in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Eutelsat Communications from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 12th.

NYSE:NCR traded up $0.46 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $31.81. The stock had a trading volume of 871,033 shares, compared to its average volume of 768,972. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.31. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $31.06. NCR has a 12-month low of $20.93 and a 12-month high of $33.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.82 billion, a PE ratio of 12.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 1.63.

NCR (NYSE:NCR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The information technology services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.52 billion. NCR had a positive return on equity of 91.22% and a negative net margin of 1.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.56 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts expect that NCR will post 2.78 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP J. Robert Ciminera sold 5,430 shares of NCR stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.58, for a total value of $155,189.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Adrian Button sold 4,639 shares of NCR stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.61, for a total value of $132,721.79. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 24,357 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $696,853.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 41,098 shares of company stock valued at $1,218,161. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NCR. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in NCR by 30.4% during the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,875 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $66,000 after buying an additional 670 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in NCR by 1.1% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 957,410 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $22,096,000 after buying an additional 10,425 shares during the period. Hsbc Holdings PLC boosted its stake in NCR by 17.2% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 43,675 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $1,008,000 after buying an additional 6,403 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in NCR by 13.9% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,037,103 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $47,016,000 after buying an additional 249,290 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in NCR by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 191,363 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $4,417,000 after buying an additional 3,368 shares during the period. 94.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About NCR

NCR Corporation provides software and services for the financial, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, and technology industries worldwide. The company's Software segment offers industry-based software platforms, applications, and application suites for the financial services, retail, hospitality, and small business industries; and cash management software, video banking software, fraud and loss prevention, check and document imaging, remote-deposit capture, and customer-facing mobile and digital banking applications for the financial services industry.

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