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UPDATE: Jefferies Raises PT on PAREXEL Following Solid 2Q Results


In a report published Thursday, Jefferies analyst David Windley reiterated a Hold rating on PAREXEL (NASDAQ: PRXL), and raised the price target from $46.00 to $47.00.

In the report, Jefferies noted, “Our view is that PRXL's valuation is stretched, and its growth is poised to slow, making a Buy very hard to justify. 2Q results were in line to slightly ahead of all metrics - revenue, margin, EPS, and bookings. However, a 1.2x book-to-bill and a 4th quarter of down YoY bookings only reinforce further revenue growth deceleration. This time certainly could be different, but history shows slower revenue growth accompanied by multiple compression. PT to $47.”

PAREXEL closed on Wednesday at $50.44.

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May 2017UpgradesSellNeutral
May 2017UpgradesHoldOutperform
Feb 2017DowngradesOutperformNeutral

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