Equities research analysts predict that PagSeguro Digital Ltd (NYSE:PAGS) will report earnings of $0.32 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for PagSeguro Digital’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.30 and the highest is $0.35. PagSeguro Digital reported earnings of $0.27 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 18.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 20th.

On average, analysts expect that PagSeguro Digital will report full-year earnings of $1.09 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.00 to $1.19. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.39 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.28 to $1.61. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for PagSeguro Digital.

PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 19th. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30. The company had revenue of $369.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $362.71 million. PagSeguro Digital had a net margin of 23.77% and a return on equity of 19.33%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on PAGS. Evercore ISI decreased their target price on shares of PagSeguro Digital from $65.00 to $56.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of PagSeguro Digital from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $60.00 to $39.00 in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of PagSeguro Digital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 29th. Cantor Fitzgerald decreased their target price on shares of PagSeguro Digital from $56.00 to $46.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 27th. Finally, HSBC upgraded shares of PagSeguro Digital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.89.

NYSE:PAGS traded down $0.21 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $34.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,889,496 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,631,473. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.08, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.36. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $33.61 and a 200-day simple moving average of $40.66. PagSeguro Digital has a 1 year low of $20.25 and a 1 year high of $53.43.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. JGP Global Gestao de Recursos Ltda. increased its position in shares of PagSeguro Digital by 26.3% in the fourth quarter. JGP Global Gestao de Recursos Ltda. now owns 680,269 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,238,000 after acquiring an additional 141,711 shares during the period. Intellectus Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of PagSeguro Digital by 7.0% during the 4th quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 39,225 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,340,000 after purchasing an additional 2,550 shares in the last quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of PagSeguro Digital by 225.5% during the 4th quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 8,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $278,000 after purchasing an additional 5,637 shares in the last quarter. Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of PagSeguro Digital during the 4th quarter valued at about $276,000. Finally, Albert D Mason Inc. boosted its stake in shares of PagSeguro Digital by 37.7% during the 4th quarter. Albert D Mason Inc. now owns 26,765 shares of the company’s stock valued at $914,000 after purchasing an additional 7,330 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 50.46% of the company’s stock.

PagSeguro Digital Company Profile

PagSeguro Digital Ltd. provides financial technology solutions and services for micro-merchants, and small and medium-sized businesses in Brazil and internationally. The company's products and services include PagSeguro Ecosystem, an end-to-end digital ecosystem that operates as a closed loop where its clients are able to address their primary day to day financial needs, including receiving and spending funds, and managing and growing their businesses; and Free PagSeguro digital account, which centralizes various cash-in options, functionalities, services, and cash-out options in a single ecosystem.

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