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Analysts at Jefferies Group upped their target price on shares of PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) from $53.00 to $58.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 8.07% from the stock’s previous close.

PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) traded up 0.79% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $53.67. 440,963 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. PAREXEL International has a 52-week low of $37.53 and a 52-week high of $57.25. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $49.12 and a 200-day moving average of $49.19. The company has a market cap of $3.052 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.80.

PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $492.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $493.35 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that PAREXEL International will post $2.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other PAREXEL International news, Director Patrick J. Fortune unloaded 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.04, for a total transaction of $159,120.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

PRXL has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of PAREXEL International in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $61.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $57.00. Separately, analysts at ISI Group downgraded shares of PAREXEL International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, analysts at Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of PAREXEL International in a research note on Friday, May 30th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. PAREXEL International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.14.

PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL) is a biopharmaceutical services company, providing a range of expertise in clinical research, medical communications, consulting, and advanced technology products and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

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