Shares of Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRCP) have received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Zacks has also given Perceptron an industry rank of 1 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

NASDAQ:PRCP traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $10.95. The company had a trading volume of 3,566 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,510. Perceptron has a 52 week low of $7.19 and a 52 week high of $12.25. The company has a market cap of $103.68 million, a PE ratio of 28.08 and a beta of 0.86.

Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 30th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by ($0.03). Perceptron had a return on equity of 9.30% and a net margin of 4.39%. The company had revenue of $23.59 million during the quarter.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of PRCP. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Perceptron during the first quarter valued at $114,000. Algert Global LLC grew its position in Perceptron by 28.2% during the first quarter. Algert Global LLC now owns 59,131 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock valued at $517,000 after buying an additional 13,010 shares during the period. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC acquired a new stake in Perceptron during the second quarter valued at $706,000. Prudential Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in Perceptron during the first quarter valued at $126,000. Finally, ARK Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Perceptron during the second quarter valued at $587,000. 68.78% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Perceptron

Perceptron, Inc develops, produces, and sells various automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection, and 3D scanning in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It provides various in-line and near-line measurement solutions, including AutoGauge, AutoFit, AutoScan, AutoGuide, and Helix engineered metrology systems for industrial automated process control and assembly using fixed and robot mounted laser scanners; and off-line measurement solutions comprising Coord3 and TouchDMIS for industrial gauging and dimensional inspection using standalone robot mounted laser scanners and coordinate measuring machines.

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