Axa continued to hold its stake in shares of Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 53,700 shares of the textile maker’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Axa owned approximately 0.36% of Perry Ellis International worth $1,153,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. New York State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in Perry Ellis International by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 26,216 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $653,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC raised its position in Perry Ellis International by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC now owns 25,151 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $627,000 after buying an additional 102 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its position in Perry Ellis International by 3.9% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 13,351 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 503 shares during the last quarter. Oxford Asset Management raised its position in Perry Ellis International by 0.9% in the first quarter. Oxford Asset Management now owns 66,035 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $1,418,000 after buying an additional 613 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. raised its position in Perry Ellis International by 2.8% in the first quarter. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. now owns 40,400 shares of the textile maker’s stock worth $868,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.63% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY)

Perry Ellis International Inc. (NASDAQ PERY) traded down 3.41% on Friday, hitting $18.40. The company had a trading volume of 114,498 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $276.15 million, a PE ratio of 21.88 and a beta of 0.74. Perry Ellis International Inc. has a one year low of $17.14 and a one year high of $29.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.26 and a 200-day moving average of $22.32.

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 18th. The textile maker reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $242 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.81 million. Perry Ellis International had a return on equity of 9.18% and a net margin of 1.55%. Perry Ellis International’s quarterly revenue was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.01 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Perry Ellis International Inc. will post $2.13 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on PERY shares. TheStreet raised Perry Ellis International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Perry Ellis International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. Wunderlich reissued a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Perry Ellis International in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Perry Ellis International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.25.

In related news, insider Stanley P. Silverstein sold 1,802 shares of Perry Ellis International stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.34, for a total transaction of $34,850.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 22.20% of the company’s stock.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc is an apparel company. The Company designs, sources, markets and licenses its products nationally and internationally at multiple price points and across all levels of retail distribution. It operates through four segments: Men’s Sportswear and Swim, Women’s Sportswear, Direct-to-Consumer and Licensing.

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