Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY held its position in Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,563 shares of the textile maker’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY owned about 0.07% of Perry Ellis International worth $227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PERY. Comerica Bank boosted its position in Perry Ellis International by 3.9% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 13,351 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 503 shares in the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management boosted its position in Perry Ellis International by 0.9% in the first quarter. Oxford Asset Management now owns 66,035 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $1,418,000 after buying an additional 613 shares in the last quarter. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. boosted its position in Perry Ellis International by 2.8% in the first quarter. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. now owns 40,400 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $868,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in Perry Ellis International by 4.6% in the first quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 27,416 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $589,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in Perry Ellis International by 11.6% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 15,641 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $336,000 after buying an additional 1,629 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.09% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) traded down 2.38% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 38,531 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $328.01 million, a P/E ratio of 19.05 and a beta of 0.69. Perry Ellis International Inc. has a 1-year low of $16.35 and a 1-year high of $29.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $18.94 and its 200-day moving average is $20.21.

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 24th. The textile maker reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $206.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $204.97 million. Perry Ellis International had a return on equity of 9.05% and a net margin of 2.08%. The business’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Perry Ellis International Inc. will post $2.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Perry Ellis International in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Perry Ellis International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. FBR & Co restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of Perry Ellis International in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub cut Perry Ellis International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Perry Ellis International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Perry Ellis International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.00.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc is an apparel company. The Company designs, sources, markets and licenses its products nationally and internationally at multiple price points and across all levels of retail distribution. It operates through four segments: Men’s Sportswear and Swim, Women’s Sportswear, Direct-to-Consumer and Licensing.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY)

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