Proto Labs Inc (PRLB) Analysts See $0.46 EPS

October 13, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

 Proto Labs Inc (PRLB) Analysts See $0.46 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.25, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 16 investors sold Proto Labs Inc shares while 51 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 26.27 million shares or 1.02% less from 26.54 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Chatham Capital holds 17,040 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Moreover, Arrowmark Colorado Hldgs has 1.19% invested in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) for 1.43 million shares. Credit Agricole S A holds 40,720 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. United Svcs Automobile Association reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Redmond Asset Ltd Liability reported 17,460 shares stake. 10,300 are held by Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al. New York-based Sg Americas Securities Lc has invested 0% in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Barclays Pcl reported 3,056 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Comerica National Bank has invested 0.01% in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Pinebridge Limited Partnership owns 0.01% invested in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) for 3,212 shares. Fred Alger invested in 62,628 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 95,610 are held by Morgan Stanley. Parametric Associate Ltd invested 0% in Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB). Brown Advisory Inc has 3,955 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 140,000 shares stake.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.05 million activity. Gawlick Rainer sold $53,354 worth of stock or 833 shares. Tumelty John B. sold 11,896 shares worth $734,202.

Investors wait Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) to report on October, 26. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.46 earnings per share, up $0.01 or 2.22 % from last year’s $0.45 same quarter earnings. This translates into $12.23 million profit for PRLB giving the stock a 43.34 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.46 EPS is accurate. Proto Labs Inc’s Wall Street analysts see 2.22 % EPS growth, taking into account the $0.45 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock increased 0.19% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $79.75. About 85,624 shares traded. Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) has risen 6.14% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.56% the S&P500.

Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Proto Labs had 9 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, June 27 by Dougherty & Company. The stock of Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Friday, April 29. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The stock has “Sell” rating by Dougherty & Company on Wednesday, August 31. FBR Capital initiated the shares of PRLB in report on Wednesday, May 11 with “Outperform” rating. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) rating on Thursday, October 15. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $75 target. Oppenheimer maintained Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) rating on Wednesday, August 26. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $88.0 target. The stock of Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) earned “Sell” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, April 28.

Proto Labs, Inc. is an e-commerce driven digital maker of on-demand three dimensional printed, computer numerical control (CNC) machined and injection-molded custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. The company has market cap of $2.12 billion. The Company’s geographic divisions include the United States, Europe and Japan. It has a 46.52 P/E ratio. The Firm targets its products to the product developers and engineers who use 3D computer-aided design (3D CAD) software to design products across a range of end markets.

More notable recent Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Proto Labs (PRLB) Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on February 09, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Proto Labs Posts Solid Earnings, Driven by 3D Printing and CNC Machining” published on July 28, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Proto Labs (PRLB) Q1 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 27, 2017. More interesting news about Proto Labs Inc (NYSE:PRLB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Proto Labs (PRLB) Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on July 27, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why 3D Printing Stock Proto Labs Jumped Nearly 12% in September” with publication date: October 06, 2017.

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