Primoris Services Corp (PRIM) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.24 Per Share

Analysts expect Primoris Services Corp (NASDAQ:PRIM) to announce $0.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Primoris Services’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.18 to $0.29. Primoris Services reported earnings of $0.28 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 14.3%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th.

On average, analysts expect that Primoris Services will report full-year earnings of $1.13 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.05 to $1.25. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $1.36 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.35 to $1.38. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Primoris Services.

Several research firms have commented on PRIM. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Primoris Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. BidaskClub lowered Primoris Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Primoris Services in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Primoris Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.67.

Primoris Services (NASDAQ:PRIM) traded up $0.06 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $24.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 124,713 shares, compared to its average volume of 219,357. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. Primoris Services has a 1-year low of $21.83 and a 1-year high of $30.00. The stock has a market cap of $1,245.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.30, a PEG ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.29.

In other news, CEO David Lee King sold 9,077 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.43, for a total transaction of $248,982.11. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 6,242 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $171,218.06. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director John P. Schauerman sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $1,400,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 63,057 shares of company stock worth $1,759,706. Insiders own 24.00% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its stake in shares of Primoris Services by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 4,238 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 320 shares during the period. First Quadrant L P CA raised its stake in shares of Primoris Services by 109.4% during the 3rd quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 4,356 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 2,276 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Primoris Services during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $138,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Primoris Services during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $152,000. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of Primoris Services by 159.1% during the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 5,985 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 3,675 shares during the period. 69.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Primoris Services Company Profile

Primoris Services Corporation is a holding company. The Company holds various subsidiaries, through which it operates as a specialty contractor and infrastructure company. The Company provides a range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater, and engineering services to public utilities, petrochemical companies, energy companies, municipalities, state departments of transportation and other customers.

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