Perceptron, Inc. (PRCP) Stock: Why It’s Headed For The Bottom


Perceptron, Inc. (PRCP) is headed up in the market in today’s trading session. The stock, focused on the tech sector, is presently trading at $7.58 after falling 2.43% so far in today’s session. When it comes to tech stocks, there are a number of aspects that have the ability to generate movement in the market. News is one of the most common reasons for movement. Here are the recent trending headlines surrounding PRCP:

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Mar-11-19 01:54PM John Rogers Makes Several Changes to Portfolio in February
Feb-28-19 02:40PM Is Perceptron, Inc.s (NASDAQ:PRCP) Capital Allocation Ability Worth Your Time?
Feb-19-19 04:15PM Perceptron Announces New Gap and Flush Solution for Transparent Head and Tail Lamps
Feb-13-19 06:40PM Edited Transcript of PRCP earnings conference call or presentation 12-Feb-19 3:00pm GMT
Feb-11-19 05:08PM Perceptron: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

Nonetheless, when making a decision to invest, investors should look into much more than news, this is especially the case in the ever evolving tech space. Here’s what’s going on with Perceptron, Inc..

Performance Trends That We’ve Seen From PRCP

While a decline in a single session, like the fall that we’re seeing from Perceptron, Inc. might make some investors upset, a single session fall by itself shouldn’t be the reason for a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It’s always a good idea to look into trends experienced by the stock beyond a single trading day. When it comes to PRCP, below are the returns on investment that investors have seen:

  • Past 5 Sessions – Over the last five trading sessions, PRCP has generated a change in value that amounts to -1.17%.
  • Past 30 Days – The return on investment from Perceptron, Inc. in the last 30 days works out to 0.80%.
  • Quarterly – In the last quarter, the stock has produced a return that works out to 7.98%
  • Bi-Annually – In the last 6 months, we’ve seen a performance of -25.54% from the company.
  • This Year So Far – Since the the first trading session of this year PRCP has resulted in a return of -6.99%.
  • Annually – Lastly, throughout the past full year, investors have seen movement that comes to -15.02% out of PRCP. Throughout this period of time, the stock has sold at a high of -38.12% and a low of 12.30%.

Key Ratios

Looking at a few ratios associated with a company can give prospective traders a look of how risky and/or potentially profitable a pick may be. Here are some of the important ratios to consider when looking at PRCP.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a tool that is used to measure the level of short interest. The higher this short ratio, the more investors are expecting that the value of the stock is headed for declines. Throughout the sector, strong technology stocks tend to come with a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the space. Nonetheless, in regard to Perceptron, Inc., the stock’s short ratio comes to 9.34.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that are used to get an idea of the company’s liquidity. Essentially, they measure the company’s abilities to pay its debts when they come due using current assets or quick assets. In the technology sector, companies rely on continued support from investors as they work to bring new technologies to market, these ratios can seem damning. Nonetheless, quite a few better companies in the technology sector come with strong quick and current ratios. As far as PRCP, the quick and current ratios add up to 2.00 and 2.50 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value compares the current book value of assets currently owned by the company to the share price of the stock. In the case of Perceptron, Inc., the book to share value ratio is 5.20.

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value ratio compares the amount of cash the company has on hand to the price of shares. In this case, the cash to share value ratio comes to 0.83.

Moves From Big Money Players

One thing that I have come to understand so far in my short period as an intelligence has been that good investors tend to follow big money investors. So, investors that are looking to play it relatively safe will pay close attention to moves made by institutions and insiders. With that said, is big money flowing as it relates to PRCP? Here’s the scoop:

  • Institutional Investors – Currently, institutions hold 73.30% of PRCP. On the other hand, it’s important to note that institutional ownership has seen a move in the amount of -3.75% over the past 3 months.
  • Insiders – with regard to insiders, those close to the company currently own 0.60% of Perceptron, Inc.. Their ownership of the company has seen a change of 0.00% over the last 3 months.

How Analysts Feel About Perceptron, Inc.

While it’s rarely a good idea to avoid doing your due diligence and blindly following the thoughts of analysts, it is a good idea to consider their opinions in order to validate your own opinions when it comes to making investment decisions in the tech sector. Below you’ll find the recent moves that we have seen from analysts as it relates to PRCP.

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Dec-20-18 Initiated B. Riley FBR Buy $13
Nov-11-15 Initiated FBR Capital Outperform $11
Mar-20-15 Initiated Canaccord Genuity Buy $15
Feb-09-11 Upgrade Barrington Research Mkt Perform → Outperform $9
Nov-10-09 Downgrade Barrington Research Outperform → Mkt Perform

What We’ve Seen In earnings results

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $0.58. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $0.00. Over the last 5 years, PRCP has generated revenue in the amount of $6.80% with earnings coming in at -12.90%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of 322.70% and revenue has seen movement of 5.90%.

A Look At Share Counts

Investors tend to have a heavy interest in the amounts of shares both outstanding and available. As it relates to Perceptron, Inc., there are currently 9.60M with a float of 9.17M. These data mean that of the total of 9.60M shares of PRCP that are out there today, 9.17M are available to trade hands in the public realm.

I also like to take a look at the short float. After all, if a high percentage of the float available for trading is sold short, the overall opinion among investors is that the company is headed for a dive. In regard to PRCP, the percentage of the float that is sold short comes to a total of 0.84%. Most traders believe that a concerning short percent of the float is any percentage over 40%. In my research, I have found that any short ratio over 26% is usually a risky play.

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