Analysts expect that Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) will post earnings per share of $0.93 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Stamps.com’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.92 to $0.93. Stamps.com posted earnings of $3.73 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 75.1%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, February 19th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Stamps.com will report full year earnings of $4.51 per share for the current fiscal year. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $3.31 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.75 to $3.87. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Stamps.com.

A number of analysts have commented on STMP shares. Roth Capital lifted their target price on Stamps.com from $52.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Stamps.com from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 15th. ValuEngine lowered Stamps.com from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 4th. BidaskClub raised Stamps.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, B. Riley lifted their target price on Stamps.com from $62.50 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 22nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $78.00.

Shares of Stamps.com stock traded up $2.94 on Friday, reaching $88.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 305,323 shares, compared to its average volume of 344,606. The company has a market capitalization of $1.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.81, a P/E/G ratio of 8.26 and a beta of 1.03. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $82.86 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $77.00. Stamps.com has a 52 week low of $32.54 and a 52 week high of $207.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.64, a current ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

In other news, Director Mohan P. Ananda sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.44, for a total value of $86,440.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 7.33% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management purchased a new position in Stamps.com during the third quarter valued at $31,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc purchased a new position in Stamps.com during the fourth quarter valued at $67,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its position in Stamps.com by 102.3% during the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 888 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $74,000 after purchasing an additional 449 shares in the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC lifted its position in Stamps.com by 74.2% during the third quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 918 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $68,000 after purchasing an additional 391 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Point72 Hong Kong Ltd lifted its position in Stamps.com by 102.0% during the fourth quarter. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd now owns 1,448 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $121,000 after purchasing an additional 731 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.57% of the company’s stock.

Stamps.com Company Profile

Stamps.com Inc provides Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions in the United States and Europe. The company offers mailing and shipping solutions to mail and ship various mail pieces and packages through the United States Postal Service (USPS) under the Stamps.com and Endicia brands. Its solutions support various USPS mail classes, including First Class Mail, Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Media Mail, Parcel Select, and others.

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