Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) was up 1.8% on Friday . The company traded as high as $19.07 and last traded at $18.95, with a volume of 55,966 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.61.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on PERY shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Perry Ellis International from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Perry Ellis International in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Wunderlich reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Perry Ellis International in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Sidoti started coverage on shares of Perry Ellis International in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Brean Capital started coverage on shares of Perry Ellis International in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.20.

The stock’s market capitalization is $282.16 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $20.89 and a 200-day moving average of $19.48.

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 18th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $202 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $197.63 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.31 earnings per share. Perry Ellis International’s revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Perry Ellis International Inc. will post $1.98 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder George Feldenkreis sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.05, for a total transaction of $441,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Oscar Feldenkreis sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.97, for a total transaction of $549,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Perry Ellis International stock. Matarin Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 86,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,602,000. Matarin Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.57% of Perry Ellis International at the end of the most recent quarter.

Perry Ellis International, Inc is an apparel company. The Company designs, sources, markets and licenses its products nationally and internationally at multiple price points and across all levels of retail distribution. It operates through four segments: Men’s Sportswear and Swim, Women’s Sportswear, Direct-to-Consumer and Licensing.

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