Analysts Anticipate PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS) Will Post Earnings of $0.21 Per Share

Analysts expect PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGSGet Rating) to report earnings per share of $0.21 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for PagSeguro Digital’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.23 and the lowest is $0.17. PagSeguro Digital reported earnings of $0.18 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 16.7%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that PagSeguro Digital will report full year earnings of $0.90 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.78 to $1.03. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $1.33 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.11 to $1.45. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for PagSeguro Digital.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on PAGS shares. HSBC lowered shares of PagSeguro Digital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $57.00 to $23.00 in a research report on Monday, January 31st. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut their price target on PagSeguro Digital from $40.00 to $29.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 23rd. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on PagSeguro Digital in a research report on Friday, February 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. The Goldman Sachs Group cut their price objective on shares of PagSeguro Digital from $27.00 to $19.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company assumed coverage on shares of PagSeguro Digital in a research report on Monday, April 4th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, PagSeguro Digital currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.75.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of PAGS. Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC raised its position in PagSeguro Digital by 98.8% during the 3rd quarter. Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 686 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 341 shares during the last quarter. Provida Pension Fund Administrator bought a new position in shares of PagSeguro Digital during the fourth quarter worth about $52,000. Bellwether Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of PagSeguro Digital in the fourth quarter worth approximately $34,000. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new stake in PagSeguro Digital in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $46,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. acquired a new stake in PagSeguro Digital during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $92,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.31% of the company’s stock.

PAGS opened at $14.84 on Tuesday. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $16.58 and a 200-day moving average of $23.04. The company has a market capitalization of $4.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.49, a P/E/G ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.67. PagSeguro Digital has a fifty-two week low of $11.76 and a fifty-two week high of $61.65.

PagSeguro Digital Company Profile (Get Rating)

PagSeguro Digital Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial technology solutions and services for consumers, individual entrepreneurs, micro-merchants, and small and medium-sized companies in Brazil and internationally. The company's products and services include PagSeguro Ecosystem, a 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; PagBank digital account, which offers banking services through the PagBank mobile app; 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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