The Park National Corporation (PRK) shares are trading at lower $85.76 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Hold. while the current analyst price target stands at $79.00.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $105.31 and the low is $64.53. Over the last 52 weeks, PRK is down -18.56% while the S&P 500 is up 0.79%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, PRK reported a profit of $76.28 million. Park National Corporation also saw revenues increase to $88.91 million. In addition, PRK has free cash flow of $2.42 million as of 03-2020.
PRK booked profit margins of 27.10%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 10.40%, and its Return on Assets is 1.10%. All told, it is clear that, PRK 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. PRK has a short ratio of 2.93 and outstanding shares of 16.30M.
PRK has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.59 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 6.04. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PRK has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Park National Corporation PRK has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PRK 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.
Park National Corporation PRK is now commanding a market cap of 1.43B and a float of 15.90M. PRK 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 PRK stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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