PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) Insider Andrew Okun Sells 11,984 Shares

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) insider Andrew Okun sold 11,984 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.12, for a total transaction of $1,127,934.08.

NYSE:PKI opened at $94.12 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. PerkinElmer, Inc. has a twelve month low of $71.83 and a twelve month high of $103.00. The company has a fifty day moving average of $88.74 and a 200-day moving average of $88.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.07, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.30.

PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 30th. The medical research company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $706.92 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $722.69 million. PerkinElmer had a net margin of 8.27% and a return on equity of 16.45%. PerkinElmer’s revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.90 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that PerkinElmer, Inc. will post 4.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 16th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.30%. PerkinElmer’s dividend payout ratio is currently 7.76%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its stake in shares of PerkinElmer by 16.4% during the 3rd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 950 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $80,000 after acquiring an additional 134 shares during the period. Securian Asset Management Inc lifted its stake in PerkinElmer by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc now owns 11,504 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,108,000 after purchasing an additional 141 shares in the last quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in PerkinElmer by 3.9% in the 2nd quarter. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC now owns 3,840 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $370,000 after purchasing an additional 144 shares in the last quarter. Simmons Bank boosted its holdings in PerkinElmer by 3.6% in the 2nd quarter. Simmons Bank now owns 4,370 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $421,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the period. Finally, Berman Capital Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in PerkinElmer by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. Berman Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,641 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $350,000 after purchasing an additional 155 shares during the period. 95.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

PKI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of PerkinElmer in a research note on Thursday, November 21st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of PerkinElmer in a report on Thursday, October 31st. Raymond James restated an “average” rating and issued a $51.00 price target on shares of PerkinElmer in a research report on Tuesday, November 5th. Bank of America raised shares of PerkinElmer from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies lowered shares of PerkinElmer from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $104.00 to $89.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 31st. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $76.61.

About PerkinElmer

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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