Stock In Limelight: Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO)


Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) has obtained a mean price target of $50.00 by market experts. The research group First Call has reached this mean recommendation by taking into account the recommendations of leading analysts in the market. These market experts have disclosed projected earnings of $0.71 a share for the near-term quarter and $2.66 for this year.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Patterson Companies, Inc. clearly shows that the moving average of 50-days of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) stock is $47.61, and is trading $-1.59 points away or -3.35% from its 50-day moving average of $47.61. Further it is trading $-0.31 or -0.66% away its 200-day moving average of $46.33.

The 52-week high of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) was $50.40 while $38.51 is the low in the same period. This state Patterson Companies, Inc. shares price has to travel more than $-4.38 to register a new high of 52-weeks or drop +19.50% to touch a new 52-week low point. MA here stands for moving average.

Taking the valuation aspect to reach the estimation of Patterson Companies, Inc., investors use price-to-earnings ratio, which is truncated as P/E ratio. It assesses shares price by the relative expense of the stock. Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) ratio came in at 22.69, which was derived by dividing current price of stock by yearly earnings. Patterson Companies, Inc. stock recorded a close of $46.02 in last trading session, reaching a market cap of $4.39B.

Investors calculate the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio to get a clear view on the valuation of a firm. In the case of a higher PEG ratio, the shareholders look to sell their stock holdings. The undervalued stock has a PEG ratio of 0 or 1 while the fairly valued stock has the ratio of 1 and 2. The Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) PEG ratio is at 1.91.

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