Insider Selling: PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) Insider Sells $803,880.00 in Stock

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE:PKI) insider Andrew Okun sold 6,699 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $803,880.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 17,009 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,041,080. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

NYSE:PKI opened at $118.91 on Friday. PerkinElmer, Inc. has a one year low of $62.91 and a one year high of $121.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.85. The firm has a market cap of $13.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 45.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.37. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $102.67 and a 200-day simple moving average of $92.32.

PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 28th. The medical research company reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.87. PerkinElmer had a net margin of 9.87% and a return on equity of 18.41%. The business had revenue of $811.91 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $703.32 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.00 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts predict that PerkinElmer, Inc. will post 4.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 16th will be given a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 15th. PerkinElmer’s payout ratio is currently 6.83%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Profund Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of PerkinElmer in the 4th quarter worth approximately $211,000. DNB Asset Management AS grew its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 8.4% in the 2nd quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 13,861 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $1,360,000 after buying an additional 1,071 shares during the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. grew its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 59.8% in the 1st quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 144,148 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $10,851,000 after buying an additional 53,918 shares during the last quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ grew its position in shares of PerkinElmer by 6.7% in the 1st quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 8,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $602,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rockland Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of PerkinElmer in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $225,000. 93.34% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on shares of PerkinElmer from $95.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on shares of PerkinElmer from $105.00 to $130.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday. Cfra upgraded shares of PerkinElmer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. UBS Group lifted their price objective on shares of PerkinElmer from $95.00 to $96.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, May 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on shares of PerkinElmer from $94.00 to $99.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 6th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $95.13.

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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