Parsons Corporation is a specialty industrial machinery business based in the US. Parsons Corporation shares (PSN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Parsons Corporation employs 15,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Parsons Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$39.61|
|52-week range||$30.08 - $45.00|
|50-day moving average||$39.57|
|200-day moving average||$39.63|
|Wall St. target price||$48.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.91|
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Parsons Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-23)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||-0.20%|
|3 months (2021-05-03)||-9.32%|
|6 months (2021-01-30)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-30)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-30)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-30)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-30)||N/A|
Is Parsons Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Parsons Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Parsons Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Parsons Corporation's P/E ratio
Parsons Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, Parsons Corporation shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Parsons Corporation's EBITDA
Parsons Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $275.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Parsons Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Parsons Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$876.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.76%|
|Market capitalisation||$4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Parsons Corporation shares
There are currently 3.3 million Parsons Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Parsons Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% up from 3.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Parsons Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Parsons Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Parsons Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Parsons Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Parsons Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 383937.6744186). Parsons Corporation's SIR currently stands at 8.6. In other words for every 100,000 Parsons Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8600 shares are currently held short.
However Parsons Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Parsons Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Parsons Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Parsons Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Parsons Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.1265% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Parsons Corporation shares, roughly 127 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Parsons Corporation.
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Parsons Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Parsons Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Parsons Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Parsons Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.08 up to $45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Parsons Corporation's is 1.1202. This would suggest that Parsons Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Parsons Corporation overview
Parsons Corporation provides technology based solutions in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets in North America, the Middle East, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Federal Solutions and Critical Infrastructure. The company offers cyber security and intelligence services, as well as offensive and defensive cybersecurity platforms, tools, and operations to U. S. Department of Defense and the United States intelligence community; space and geospatial solutions, such as geospatial intelligence, threat analytics, space situational awareness, small satellite launch and integration, satellite ground systems, fight dynamics, and command, and control solutions to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and multiple units within the U. S. Department of Defense.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Parsons Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.401% of Parsons Corporation shares are held by insiders and 104.107% by institutions. How many people work for Parsons Corporation?
Latest data suggests 15,500 work at Parsons Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Parsons Corporation?
Parsons Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Parsons Corporation based?
Parsons Corporation's address is: 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville, VA, United States, 20120 What is Parsons Corporation's ISIN number?
Parsons Corporation's international securities identification number is: US70202L1026 What is Parsons Corporation's CUSIP number?
Parsons Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 70202L102
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