Wall Street brokerages forecast that Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) will post earnings per share of $0.95 for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have made estimates for Stamps.com’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.00 and the lowest is $0.86. Stamps.com posted earnings per share of $2.75 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 65.5%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Stamps.com will report full-year earnings of $3.83 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.48 to $4.26. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $3.41 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.32 to $5.00. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Stamps.com.

Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The software maker reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.14. Stamps.com had a net margin of 23.31% and a return on equity of 26.02%. The firm had revenue of $136.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.06 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.54 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on STMP. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Stamps.com from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 15th. Roth Capital reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (down previously from $78.00) on shares of Stamps.com in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Craig Hallum cut shares of Stamps.com from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $125.00 to $48.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Maxim Group reduced their target price on shares of Stamps.com to $59.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, B. Riley cut shares of Stamps.com from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $130.00 to $45.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $81.86.

In related news, Director Mohan P. Ananda sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.32, for a total value of $93,320.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 6.17% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc increased its stake in shares of Stamps.com by 0.9% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 1,728,469 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $390,979,000 after buying an additional 15,545 shares during the period. SQN Investors LP increased its stake in shares of Stamps.com by 36.4% in the first quarter. SQN Investors LP now owns 817,464 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $66,550,000 after buying an additional 218,182 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of Stamps.com by 49.5% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 740,945 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $167,602,000 after buying an additional 245,300 shares during the period. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Stamps.com by 16.9% in the fourth quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 447,674 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $69,676,000 after buying an additional 64,596 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Stamps.com by 12.2% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 366,866 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $29,866,000 after buying an additional 39,906 shares during the period. 97.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NASDAQ STMP traded down $1.00 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $38.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 18,651 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,122,926. The company has a quick ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. Stamps.com has a fifty-two week low of $35.25 and a fifty-two week high of $285.74. The company has a market capitalization of $689.39 million, a PE ratio of 3.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.38.

Stamps.com Company Profile

Stamps.com Inc provides Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions in the United States and Europe. The company offers mailing and shipping solutions to mail and ship various mail pieces and packages through the United States Postal Service (USPS) under the Stamps.com and Endicia brands. Its solutions support various USPS mail classes, including First Class Mail, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Media Mail, Parcel Select, and others.

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