Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) CAO Richard L. Moore sold 1,640 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total value of $44,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 1,640 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $44,280. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Planet Fitness, Inc. (PLNT) traded up $0.31 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $26.82. 1,334,260 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 654,113. The firm has a market cap of $2.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.08, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.46.

Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $107.31 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $101.99 million. Planet Fitness had a net margin of 8.77% and a negative return on equity of 57.01%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS. analysts forecast that Planet Fitness, Inc. will post 0.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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PLNT has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Planet Fitness from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Planet Fitness from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price objective on shares of Planet Fitness in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Imperial Capital increased their target price on shares of Planet Fitness from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in PLNT. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Planet Fitness during the 1st quarter worth approximately $136,000. D.A. Davidson & CO. acquired a new stake in shares of Planet Fitness during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $145,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in shares of Planet Fitness by 234.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 7,399 shares of the company’s stock worth $173,000 after buying an additional 5,189 shares during the period. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Planet Fitness by 57.9% during the 2nd quarter. Fortaleza Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,830 shares of the company’s stock worth $183,000 after buying an additional 2,870 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Planet Fitness during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $214,000.

About Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness, Inc is a franchisor and operator of fitness centers in the United States. The Company operates through three segments: Franchise; Corporate-owned stores, and Equipment. The Franchise segment includes operations related to the Company’s franchising business in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Canada.

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