Perficient (PRFT) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.25

Headlines about Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Perficient earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the digital transformation consultancy an impact score of 45.0138892905263 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Perficient (PRFT) opened at $19.62 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $689.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.74 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 2.92 and a current ratio of 2.92. Perficient has a 12 month low of $16.20 and a 12 month high of $20.22.

Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The digital transformation consultancy reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34. The company had revenue of $123.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $127.51 million. Perficient had a net margin of 3.36% and a return on equity of 8.05%. Perficient’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.26 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Perficient will post 0.93 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Perficient from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Perficient from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 23rd. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price (up previously from $20.00) on shares of Perficient in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $21.33.

In related news, COO Kathryn J. Henely sold 31,075 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.33, for a total transaction of $600,679.75. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 246,657 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,767,879.81. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 3.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Perficient

Perficient, Inc is an information technology and management consulting firm. The Company’s solutions include business intelligence and analytics, commerce, content management, custom applications, platform implementations, portals and collaboration, business integration and application program interfaces, management consulting, business process management, and customer relationship management, among others.

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