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The Forecast Just Changed on Perspecta Inc. (NYSE:PRSP)

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Perspecta Inc. (PRSP) shares are trading at higher $19.78 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $26.00.

To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $29.88 and the low is $14.03. Over the last 52 weeks, PRSP is down -24.04% while the S&P 500 is up 18.95%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.

A Notable Earnings Report

In the last quarter, PRSP reported a profit of $209.0 million. Perspecta Inc. also saw revenues increase to $1.11 billion. In addition, PRSP has free cash flow of $117.0 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $114.0 million which compares well with its peers.

PRSP booked profit margins of -15.80%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -40.10%, and its Return on Assets is -12.20%. All told, it is clear that, PRSP 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. PRSP has a short ratio of 2.11 and outstanding shares of 160.64M.

Company Outlook

PRSP has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.95 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -4.41. Perspecta Inc. PRSP also noted assets of $5.33 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PRSP has historically followed its peers on positive news.

All told, Perspecta Inc. PRSP has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PRSP 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.

Perspecta Inc. PRSP is now commanding a market cap of 3.28B and a float of 136.41M. PRSP 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 PRSP stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!

Disclosure: we hold no position in PRSP, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.

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