Analysts See $0.48 EPS for Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB)

January 22, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

 Analysts See $0.48 EPS for Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 14 investors sold Proto Labs, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 26.02 million shares or 0.95% less from 26.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 904 shares. Prudential invested in 65,849 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 10,000 were reported by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 47,924 shares. Invesco has invested 0% in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB). Bender Robert stated it has 31,982 shares. Dorsey Whitney Tru Co Ltd Liability Co accumulated 13,995 shares. Bb&T Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB). 750 were reported by Tompkins Fincl. Capstone Investment Advsrs Limited Co reported 2,700 shares stake. 729 are held by Patten Gru Inc. Bank & Trust Of America De invested in 0% or 211,279 shares. Piedmont Investment Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 0.01% stake. Credit Suisse Ag reported 26,943 shares. Geode Management Ltd holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) for 201,091 shares.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $430,523 activity. $379,148 worth of stock was sold by Bodor Robert on Monday, December 11.

Analysts expect Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) to report $0.48 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 37.14 % from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. PRLB’s profit would be $12.79M giving it 58.54 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct. After having $0.49 EPS previously, Proto Labs, Inc.’s analysts see -2.04 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $112.4. About 192,594 shares traded or 21.62% up from the average. Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) has risen 6.14% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.56% the S&P500.

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Proto Labs had 14 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 15, the company rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity. Dougherty & Company upgraded Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Tuesday, June 27 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Dougherty & Company. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. Craig Hallum maintained Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Monday, November 27 with “Hold” rating. Dougherty & Company downgraded the shares of PRLB in report on Wednesday, August 31 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 26. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital.

Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce enabled digital maker of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production in the Unites States, Europe, and Japan. The company has market cap of $3.00 billion. The firm utilizes injection molding, computer numerical control machining, and three-dimensional printing to manufacture custom parts for developers and engineers who use 3D computer-aided design software to design products in the medical, aerospace, computer/electronics, consumer products, industrial machinery, and other markets. It has a 64.23 P/E ratio.

More notable recent Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Proto Labs Manufactures Another Good Quarter; Stock Pops” on October 27, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Proto Labs (PRLB) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenues” published on October 26, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “Proto Labs, Inc. to Present at the 20th Annual Needham Growth Conference” on January 04, 2018. 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 Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Proto Labs Completes Acquisition of RAPID, Rebrands It as ‘Rapid, a Proto Labs …” with publication date: December 01, 2017.

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