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PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) VP Anita Cooper unloaded 4,916 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.56, for a total transaction of $282,964.96. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 16,486 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $948,934. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) traded up 0.45% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $58.27. The stock had a trading volume of 314,582 shares. PAREXEL International has a 52 week low of $37.53 and a 52 week high of $58.47. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $54.53 and a 200-day moving average of $52.17. The company has a market cap of $3.314 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.78.

PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue 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.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PRXL shares. 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 a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.63.

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