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PPD Inc. (NASDAQ:PPD) went up by 0.06% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $46.99. The company’s stock price has collected 0.28% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/21/21 that PPD Earns Gold Award for Excellence in Employee Learning and Development

Is It Worth Investing in PPD Inc. (NASDAQ :PPD) Right Now?

PPD Inc. (NASDAQ:PPD) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 64.77 x from its present earnings ratio. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for PPD Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 12 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $47.61, which is $0.42 above the current price. PPD currently public float of 216.43M and currently shorts hold a 7.08% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PPD was 1.35M shares.

PPD’s Market Performance

PPD stocks went up by 0.28% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.52% and a quarterly performance of 1.34%, while its annual performance rate touched 38.80%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 0.36% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 0.49% for PPD Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.46% for PPD stocks with a simple moving average of 12.28% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PPD

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PPD stocks, with Credit Suisse repeating the rating for PPD by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for PPD in the upcoming period, according to Credit Suisse is $47.50 based on the research report published on August 05th of the current year 2021.

Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PPD reach a price target of $42. The rating they have provided for PPD stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on March 03rd, 2021.

PPD Trading at 1.18% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PPD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.34% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 0.49%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.36%, as shares surge +1.32% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +2.20% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PPD rose by +0.28%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +32.48% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $46.64. In addition, PPD Inc. saw 36.85% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PPD starting from SIMMONS DAVID S, who sale 100,000 shares at the price of $42.00 back on Apr 14. After this action, SIMMONS DAVID S now owns 570,760 shares of PPD Inc., valued at $4,200,000 using the latest closing price.

SIMMONS DAVID S, the Chief Executive Officer of PPD Inc., sale 22,935 shares at $38.00 during a trade that took place back on Mar 17, which means that SIMMONS DAVID S is holding 670,760 shares at $871,530 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PPD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +12.75 for the present operating margin
  • +43.67 for the gross margin

The net margin for PPD Inc. stands at +8.68. The total capital return value is set at 9.72, while invested capital returns managed to touch 9.72. Equity return is now at value -35.90, with 4.00 for asset returns.

Based on PPD Inc. (PPD), the company’s capital structure generated 0.00 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 0.00. Total debt to assets is 0.00, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 0.00. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 0.00.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.83, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.00. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.29 and the total asset turnover is 0.73. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.85.

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