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PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) VP Anita Cooper unloaded 6,800 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.54, for a total value of $391,272.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 16,486 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $948,604. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PRXL. Analysts at Sterne Agee raised their price target on shares of PAREXEL International from $36.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Separately, analysts at Robert W. Baird raised their price target on shares of PAREXEL International from $64.00 to $66.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of PAREXEL International from $58.00 to $59.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $56.63.

Shares of PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) traded down 0.29% on Friday, hitting $57.50. 413,148 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. PAREXEL International has a 1-year low of $37.53 and a 1-year high of $58.47. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $54. and a 200-day moving average of $52.07. The company has a market cap of $3.270 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.63.

PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $510.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $508.99 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 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that PAREXEL International will post $2.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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