Perficient (PRFT) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Perficient (NASDAQ:PRFT) have trended positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Perficient earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the digital transformation consultancy an impact score of 45.5557762199042 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Perficient (NASDAQ PRFT) opened at $19.59 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $677.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.68 and a beta of 0.83. 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 $20.29.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Perficient from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Perficient from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target (up previously from $20.00) on shares of Perficient in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Perficient from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $22.00.

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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