The Progress Software Corporation (PRGS) shares are trading at lower $37.60 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $44.33.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $52.50 and the low is $28.09. Over the last 52 weeks, PRGS is down -28.38% while the S&P 500 is down -2.38%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, PRGS reported a profit of $94.8 million. Progress Software Corporation also saw revenues increase to $109.68 million. In addition, PRGS has free cash flow of $31.87 million as of 02-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $38.38 million which compares well with its peers.
PRGS booked profit margins of 8.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 11.70%, and its Return on Assets is 4.40%. All told, it is clear that, PRGS needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. PRGS has a short ratio of 1.83 and outstanding shares of 44.90M.
PRGS has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.49 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.84. Progress Software Corporation PRGS also noted assets of $890.18 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PRGS has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Progress Software Corporation PRGS has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PRGS represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Progress Software Corporation PRGS is now commanding a market cap of 1.69B and a float of 44.28M. PRGS is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of PRGS stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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