BlackRock Fund Advisors has recently announced that it has increased stake in Perficient Inc. (NASDAQ:PRFT) by 0.68%. After grabbing 5.0 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 33763.0 shares of the Technology Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 14.43% having worth around $348.83 million. Moreover, The Vanguard Group, Inc. increased its share by 48787.0 to have a control over 3.84 million shares. And SSgA Funds Management, Inc. raised its holdings to 22950.0 shares by acquiring 1.13 million shares or 3.25% of the stake.
Perficient Inc. (PRFT) concluded trading on 01/19/23 at a closing price of $72.20, with 0.22 million shares of worth about $15.87 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -26.68% during that period and on Thursday the price saw a loss of about -1.58%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 34.63M shares, out of which, 33.87M shares are available for trading.
A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 9 analysts are covering the PRFT stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $87.38. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $107.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $75.00. The stock’s current price level is 17.37% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 3.73% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $107.00 would mean a gain of 32.52% for the stock.
According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 35 times over the past 12 months. They bought 70,345 shares in 24 of the transactions. In 11 selling transactions, insiders dumped 80,546 shares.
iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, and Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Perficient Inc. iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF is currently holding 2.56 million shares of worth totaling $178.58 million. The company recently came selling 6197.0 shares which brought its stake up to 7.39% of the company’s outstanding shares. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index bought 1708.0 shares, after which its hold over company’s outstanding shares expand to 3.03%, leaving 1.05 million shares with the mutual fund that have a worth of about $73.14 million. Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund, after buying 0.89 million shares, have now control over 2.58% of the stake in the company. It holds 74.0 shares of worth $62.36 million.
Perficient Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) started trading at $72.59, below -$0.77 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 72.93, or with a loss of -1.58%. Stock saw a price change of -2.38% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -0.01%. Year-to-date (YTD), PRFT shares are showing a performance of 3.39% which decreased to -27.59% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $59.78 but also hit the highest price of $116.44 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Perficient Inc. shares is 201.90K. The stock is currently trading 1.34% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 2.20% for SMA50 and it goes to -13.27% lower than SMA200.
BlackRock Fund Advisors acquired 5.0 million shares of Perficient Inc. having value of about $348.83 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by BlackRock Fund Advisors revealed that the firm now holds 33763.0 shares in the company valued at close to $2437688.6, or have control over 0.68% stake in the company. Perficient Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT) currently have 34.63M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 96.70% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 5.69% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 54.57% and 38.98% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $2.50B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 1.53. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 32.16, while it has posted earnings per share of $2.25 in the same period. Its PEG reads 1.89 and has Quick Ratio of 2.20 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for PRFT, volatility over the week remained 3.10% while standing at 3.15% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Perficient Inc. (PRFT) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $1.16 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $1.14 and it is $4.89 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $1.13 which is $1.2 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $1 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to rise by 61.90% while it is estimated to increase by 12.68% in next year. EPS is likely to shrink at an annualized rate of 17.00% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of 20.80% made by the stock over the past 5-years.
Analysts at 9 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Perficient Inc. (PRFT)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Strong Buy” and assign it a score of 1.80. Out of those 9 Wall Street analysts, 8 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 1 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Alliance Global Partners on September 27, 2022 offering a Buy rating for the stock and assigned a target price range of between $100 and $85 to it. Coverage by Scotiabank stated Perficient Inc. (PRFT) stock as a Sector outperform in their note to investors on June 30, 2022, suggesting a price target of $110 for the stock. On April 26, 2022, Morgan Stanley Initiated their recommendations, while on October 15, 2021, Alliance Global Partners Downgrade their ratings for the stock with a price target of $125. Stock get an Overweight rating from JP Morgan on August 17, 2021.