Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE:DBD) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 2,147 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,268% compared to the average volume of 157 call options.

In related news, Director Gale S. Fitzgerald acquired 4,000 shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.74 per share, for a total transaction of $66,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 51,603 shares in the company, valued at approximately $863,834.22. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.37% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Pzena Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Diebold Nixdorf during the third quarter valued at $42,254,000. Kopernik Global Investors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Diebold Nixdorf by 7,449.2% during the fourth quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC now owns 1,544,862 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $25,259,000 after purchasing an additional 1,524,398 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Diebold Nixdorf by 1,648.3% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 655,605 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $14,981,000 after purchasing an additional 618,105 shares during the period. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of Diebold Nixdorf during the fourth quarter valued at $9,723,000. Finally, Atlantic Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Diebold Nixdorf by 8.0% during the third quarter. Atlantic Investment Management Inc. now owns 6,481,819 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $148,110,000 after purchasing an additional 481,819 shares during the period.

DBD has been the topic of several research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Diebold Nixdorf from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Diebold Nixdorf from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Imperial Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Diebold Nixdorf in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Lake Street Capital lowered shares of Diebold Nixdorf from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Diebold Nixdorf in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Diebold Nixdorf presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.80.

Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) opened at $15.50 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.47. The company has a market cap of $1,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -8.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.48 and a beta of 2.07. Diebold Nixdorf has a one year low of $12.90 and a one year high of $31.85.

Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The technology company reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.24 billion. Diebold Nixdorf had a negative net margin of 4.40% and a positive return on equity of 11.39%. Diebold Nixdorf’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.32 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Diebold Nixdorf will post 1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 23rd. Diebold Nixdorf’s payout ratio is -21.86%.

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About Diebold Nixdorf

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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