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Investment analysts at KeyCorp began coverage on shares of PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set a “hold” rating on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of PAREXEL International to a “priority list” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of PAREXEL International from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. They now have a $58.20 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at William Blair upgraded shares of PAREXEL International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.40.

Shares of PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) traded up 0.83% on Wednesday, hitting $53.61. The stock had a trading volume of 575,510 shares. 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 $51.62 and a 200-day moving average of $50.16. The company has a market cap of $3.049 billion and a P/E ratio of 25.76.

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 $2.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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