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Perceptron, Inc is a scientific & technical instruments business based in the US. Perceptron shares (PRCP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Perceptron's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$6.92, which is 22.25% up on its pre-crash value of USD$5.38 and 195.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.34.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Perceptron shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$438.34 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,153.36.
|Latest market close||USD$6.92|
|52-week range||USD$2.34 - USD$7.29|
|50-day moving average||USD$5.3854|
|200-day moving average||USD$3.9585|
|Wall St. target price||USD$7|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$-0.71|
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|1 week (2020-11-13)||6.92|
|1 month (2020-10-23)||0.58%|
|3 months (2020-08-21)||56.92%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||177.91%|
|1 year (2019-11-22)||48.82%|
|2 years (2018-11-21)||-14.68%|
|3 years (2017-11-22)||-30.94%|
|5 years (2015-11-20)||-8.95%|
Valuing Perceptron stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Perceptron's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Perceptron's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.61. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Perceptron's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Perceptron's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Perceptron's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$62.3 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$23.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.04%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9.9%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$67.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 164,481 Perceptron shares held short by investors – that's known as Perceptron's "short interest". This figure is 84.9% up from 88,959 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Perceptron shares can be evaluated.
Perceptron's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Perceptron shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Perceptron shares traded daily (recently around 257001.5625). Perceptron's SIR currently stands at 0.64. In other words for every 100,000 Perceptron shares traded daily on the market, roughly 640 shares are currently held short.
However Perceptron's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Perceptron shares, or, against the total number of tradable Perceptron shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Perceptron's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Perceptron shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0274% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Perceptron shares, roughly 27 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Perceptron.
Find out more about how you can short Perceptron stock.
We're not expecting Perceptron to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Perceptron's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 December 1995. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Perceptron shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Perceptron shares which in turn could have impacted Perceptron's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Perceptron's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.34 up to $7.29. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Perceptron's is 1.1671. This would suggest that Perceptron'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).
Perceptron, Inc. develops, produces, and sells various automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection, and 3D scanning in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It provides various in-line and near-line measurement solutions, including AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoGuide, AccuSite, and Helix engineered metrology systems for industrial automated process control and assembly using fixed and robot mounted laser scanners; and off-line measurement solutions comprising Coord3, coordinate measuring machines, V7 3D laser scanner, and TouchDMIS measuring software for industrial gauging and dimensional inspection using standalone robot mounted laser scanners and coordinate measuring machines. The company also offers laser-based sensors and software comprising WheelWorks product that targets the digitizing, reverse engineering, inspection, and original equipment manufacturers wheel alignment sectors. In addition, it provides value added services, including training, field, calibration, launch support, consulting, and repair services, as well as equipment and software maintenance agreements. The company serves automotive and other manufacturing companies through manufacturing line builders, system integrators, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturers. Perceptron, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.
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