Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) CAO Richard L. Moore sold 49,753 shares of Planet Fitness stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.51, for a total transaction of $1,517,964.03. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 49,753 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,517,964.03. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) traded down $0.09 on Wednesday, hitting $30.24. The stock had a trading volume of 826,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,232,314. The company has a current ratio of 1.57, a quick ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.00. The stock has a market cap of $2,983.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.91, a PEG ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.84. Planet Fitness, Inc. has a 12-month low of $18.32 and a 12-month high of $30.52.

Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $97.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $93.55 million. Planet Fitness had a negative return on equity of 44.91% and a net margin of 11.44%. Planet Fitness’s quarterly revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.16 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Planet Fitness, Inc. will post 0.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in Planet Fitness by 1,196.3% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 243,061 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,673,000 after buying an additional 224,311 shares during the last quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Planet Fitness in the 1st quarter worth about $1,234,000. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in Planet Fitness by 26.8% in the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 270,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,302,000 after buying an additional 57,000 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Planet Fitness by 108.4% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,799,995 shares of the company’s stock worth $112,033,000 after buying an additional 2,496,984 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in Planet Fitness by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 851,131 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,866,000 after buying an additional 60,939 shares during the last quarter.

Several research firms recently weighed in on PLNT. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Planet Fitness from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of Planet Fitness in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Planet Fitness from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Roth Capital raised their price objective on Planet Fitness from $23.00 to $27.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Imperial Capital raised their price objective on Planet Fitness from $28.00 to $33.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.60.

Planet Fitness Company Profile

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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