Parexel International Corp. (NASDAQ:PRXL) had its price objective cut by Jefferies Group from $67.00 to $64.00 in a research report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a hold rating on the stock.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a buy rating on shares of Parexel International Corp. in a report on Tuesday, September 27th. First Analysis downgraded Parexel International Corp. from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and set a $62.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Parexel International Corp. from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. Evercore ISI restated a buy rating and issued a $70.00 price objective (down from $79.00) on shares of Parexel International Corp. in a report on Saturday, October 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut their price objective on Parexel International Corp. from $71.00 to $65.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $66.70.

Shares of Parexel International Corp. (NASDAQ:PRXL) remained flat at $58.16 during trading on Wednesday. 1,083,520 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $62.05 and a 200-day moving average price of $64.14. The company has a market cap of $3.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 0.91. Parexel International Corp. has a 12-month low of $51.16 and a 12-month high of $71.13.

Parexel International Corp. (NASDAQ:PRXL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.10. Parexel International Corp. had a return on equity of 30.71% and a net margin of 7.09%. The business earned $500.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $525.15 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.70 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Parexel International Corp. will post $3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PRXL. Quantbot Technologies LP raised its position in Parexel International Corp. by 644.3% in the second quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 1,630 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 1,411 shares in the last quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc increased its stake in shares of Parexel International Corp. by 17.4% in the third quarter. MSI Financial Services Inc now owns 1,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Parexel International Corp. by 13.4% in the third quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,806 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 213 shares during the last quarter. Robecosam AG increased its stake in shares of Parexel International Corp. by 40.1% in the second quarter. Robecosam AG now owns 2,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 630 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of Parexel International Corp. by 683.3% in the second quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 2,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 2,050 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.13% of the company’s stock.

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About Parexel International Corp.

PAREXEL International Corporation (PAREXEL) is a biopharmaceutical outsourcing services company, which provides a range of expertise in clinical research, clinical logistics, medical communications, consulting, commercialization, and advanced technology products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries across the world.

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