$2.41 Earnings Per Share Expected for PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) This Quarter

Analysts expect PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) to report $2.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for PerkinElmer’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $2.34 to $2.49. PerkinElmer reported earnings per share of $1.57 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 53.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, July 28th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that PerkinElmer will report full-year earnings of $9.50 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $9.35 to $9.80. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $5.91 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.70 to $6.36. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover PerkinElmer.

PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 4th. The medical research company reported $3.72 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.03 by $0.69. PerkinElmer had a net margin of 24.19% and a return on equity of 36.60%. The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.18 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 100.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Separately, Wolfe Research raised shares of PerkinElmer from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. PerkinElmer currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $140.42.

In related news, insider Andrew Okun sold 2,370 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.71, for a total transaction of $345,332.70. Also, Director Sylvie Gregoire sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $777,850.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.55% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Select Equity Group L.P. boosted its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 11.0% during the fourth quarter. Select Equity Group L.P. now owns 10,326,036 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,481,786,000 after acquiring an additional 1,019,219 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 7.6% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,904,659 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,014,091,000 after acquiring an additional 556,072 shares during the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD boosted its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 60.0% during the first quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 5,312,457 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $681,535,000 after acquiring an additional 1,992,799 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 6.6% during the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 4,414,201 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $566,298,000 after acquiring an additional 271,538 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 0.6% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,972,555 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $252,412,000 after acquiring an additional 11,683 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.72% of the company’s stock.

PKI stock traded up $3.45 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $160.08. 16,059 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 603,770. PerkinElmer has a 52-week low of $109.54 and a 52-week high of $162.70. The company has a market cap of $17.94 billion, a PE ratio of 16.74, a P/E/G ratio of 0.43 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $148.68.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 16th will be given a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.17%. PerkinElmer’s payout ratio is currently 3.37%.

PerkinElmer Company Profile

PerkinElmer, Inc provides products, services, and solutions to the diagnostics, life sciences, and applied services markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Discovery & Analytical Solutions and Diagnostics. The Discovery & Analytical Solutions segment offers a suite of solutions, including reagents, informatics, and detection and imaging technologies that enable scientists to enhance research breakthroughs in the life sciences research market, as well as laboratory services.

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