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Perficient, Inc is an information technology services business based in the US. Perficient shares (PRFT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Perficient employs 3,454 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$581.7 million.

How to buy shares in Perficient

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Perficient. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PRFT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Perficient reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$46.81, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Perficient, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Perficient. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Perficient's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Perficient's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$46.81, which is 7.47% down on its pre-crash value of USD$50.59 and 147.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$18.88.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Perficient shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$502.72 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$926.84.

Perficient share price

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Perficient shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$46.81
52-week range USD$18.88 - USD$53.76
50-day moving average USD$43.3289
200-day moving average USD$37.6612
Wall St. target price USD$49
PE ratio 39.1391
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.149

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Is it a good time to buy Perficient stock?

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Perficient price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.81 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-16) 46.81
1 month (2020-10-26) 11.53%
3 months (2020-08-24) 5.26%
6 months (2020-05-22) 39.11%
1 year (2019-11-22) 12.20%
2 years (2018-11-23) 93.91%
3 years (2017-11-24) 140.05%
5 years (2015-11-24) 167.79%

Is Perficient under- or over-valued?

Valuing Perficient stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Perficient's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Perficient's P/E ratio

Perficient's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Perficient shares trade at around 39x 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.

Perficient's PEG ratio

Perficient's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5186. 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 Perficient's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Perficient's EBITDA

Perficient's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$83.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Perficient's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Perficient financials

Revenue TTM USD$581.7 million
Operating margin TTM 10.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$211.3 million
Return on assets TTM 5.86%
Return on equity TTM 9.66%
Profit margin 6.39%
Book value $12.706
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Perficient shares

There are currently 1.8 million Perficient shares held short by investors – that's known as Perficient's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% up from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Perficient shares can be evaluated.

Perficient's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Perficient's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Perficient shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Perficient shares traded daily (recently around 375255.34591195). Perficient's SIR currently stands at 4.77. In other words for every 100,000 Perficient shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4770 shares are currently held short.

However Perficient's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Perficient shares, or, against the total number of tradable Perficient shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Perficient's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Perficient shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0658% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Perficient shares, roughly 66 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 Perficient.

Find out more about how you can short Perficient stock.

Perficient share dividends

We're not expecting Perficient to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Perficient share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Perficient's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.88 up to $53.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRFT.US volatility(beta: 1.44)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Perficient's is 1.444. This would suggest that Perficient's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Perficient overview

Perficient, Inc. provides digital consultancy services and solutions in the United States. Its solutions include portals and collaboration, such as searchable data systems, collaborative systems for process improvement, transaction processing, unified and extended reporting, commerce, content management, and other services; and platform implementation services, including application server selection, architecture planning, installation and configuration, clustering for availability, performance assessment and issue remediation, security, and technology migrations. The company also offers management consulting services in the areas of organizational change management, business analytics, project management, and process excellence; and cloud infrastructure services comprising architecture, application modernization, business value and health checks assessments, containers, strategy and road maps, and vendor evaluation and selection services. In addition, it provides digital marketing services, including analytics and reporting, email marketing and automation, B2B and B2C marketing automation, media and advertising, paid search, social media, search engine marketing, content marketing, and conversion rate optimization. Further, the company offers business analytics; custom applications; business integration; business process management; customer relationship management; enterprise data and business intelligence; enterprise performance management; DevOps; and enterprise mobile solutions. It serves the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, automotive and transportation, retail and consumer goods, electronics and computer hardware, telecommunications, business services, and energy and utilities markets, as well as leisure, media, and entertainment markets. Perficient, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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