S. Muoio & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 23,582 shares of the textile maker’s stock, valued at approximately $641,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Perry Ellis International by 22.8% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 19,515 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $489,000 after purchasing an additional 3,619 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG grew its stake in Perry Ellis International by 141.0% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 28,949 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $723,000 after purchasing an additional 16,939 shares in the last quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in Perry Ellis International in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $183,000. Mackay Shields LLC bought a new position in Perry Ellis International in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,022,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in Perry Ellis International by 15.0% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 62,871 shares of the textile maker’s stock valued at $1,622,000 after purchasing an additional 8,211 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.06% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ PERY opened at $27.70 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 4.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. Perry Ellis International, Inc. has a 12 month low of $19.67 and a 12 month high of $29.59. The company has a market cap of $436.82 million, a PE ratio of 13.00 and a beta of 0.42.

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 31st. The textile maker reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.11. Perry Ellis International had a return on equity of 8.97% and a net margin of 6.10%. The company had revenue of $255.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $233.47 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.83 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Perry Ellis International, Inc. will post 1.9 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Perry Ellis International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Perry Ellis International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Perry Ellis International in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. Ifs Securities downgraded Perry Ellis International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Sidoti downgraded Perry Ellis International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.33.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc designs, sources, markets, and licenses apparel products, accessories, and fragrances. It operates through four segments: Men's Sportswear and Swim, Women's Sportswear, Direct-to-Consumer, and Licensing. It provides men's wear, including career and casual sportswear, golf apparel, sports apparel, swimwear, and activewear; and womenswear, such as dresses, sportswear, swimwear, and activewear.

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