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CPI Card Group (PMTS) Earning Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.02 and the High EPS estimate of $0.19.

Analysts reported their respective ratings recommendation for PMTS. CPI Card Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Consumer Portfolio Services, indicating that it is now the more affordable of the two stocks. The company had Year Ago Sales of 81.2 Million. Zacks Investment Research's earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover CPI Card Group.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that CPI Card Group Cmn (NASDAQ:PMTS) will report earnings per share of $0.07 in their quarterly report. The credit services provider reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $65.85 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $69.16 million. The company's a year ago sales total was 81200.

Several research analysts recently commented on PMTS shares. Raymond James Financial, Inc. cut CPI Card Group from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. ValuEngine cut CPI Card Group from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd.

On August 3, 2017 the stock rating was changed to a "Underperform" according to a Barrington Research report which is down from the previous " rating. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". CPI Card Group presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $4.90. CPI Card Group pays out -200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright law. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://transcriptdaily.com/2017/08/08/cpi-card-group-inc-nasdaqpmts-given-consensus-recommendation-of-hold-by-brokerages-updated.html.

While having a peek at profitability ratios CPI Card Group Cmn (NASDAQ:PMTS) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 31.4%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 4% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at -2.5%. Similarly, the company's Director Tavares Silvio on 2016-11-15 Buy 25000 shares of the company at a price of $3.76.

In recent action, CPI Card Group Inc. The stock's market cap is $75.08 million.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. PA boosted its stake in CPI Card Group by 8.6% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 601,304 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $2,526,000 after buying an additional 18,633 shares during the period.

Bank Of NEW York Mellon Corp trimmed its holdings by selling 1 shares a decrease of 100.0%. The last session's volume of 5778974 shares was higher than its average volume of 264.22K shares. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of CPI Card Group during the fourth quarter valued at $143,000. Finally, RMB Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of CPI Card Group by 166.8% in the first quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 426,371 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $1,215,000 after buying an additional 33,600 shares during the period. The firm's institutional ownership remained 85.30% while insider ownership included 4.40%.

The Company is involved in the design, production, data personalization, packaging and fulfillment of Financial Payment Cards, which the Company defines as credit cards, debit cards and prepaid debit cards issued on the networks of the Payment Card Brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Interac (in Canada)) in the United States, Europe and Canada.



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