Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 2.33. This number is based on the 3 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 156. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $12 within the year. The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating.
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Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) closed the last session at $9.5 and sees an average of 566320.75 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $7.55 while the current level stands at 45.35% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved 21.02% over the past 12 weeks and -15.93% year to date.
Research analysts are predicting that Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) will report earnings of $0.05 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.
Most recently Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB) posted quarterly earnings of $0.08 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.06. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $0.2. Shares have moved $-2.06 over the past month and more recently, $4.11 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 2 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.
1 analysts rate Photronics, Inc. a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 33.33% of all the analyst ratings.
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