PESI stock: buy or sell?

PESI stock price: $6.26 -11.71% At close on February 27th, 2020

Updated on:
February 27th, 2020


Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares plunged -11.71% to $6.26 today. With Thursday it's been 5 red days in a row.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States.

Should I buy PESI stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Following a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean PESI will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for PESI stock for the last month.

PESI stock analysis

Daily outlook

Perma-Fix Environmental Services plunged a bloodcurdling -11.71% and closed at $6.26.

Shares of Perma-Fix Environmental Services plunged a bloodcurdling -11.71% and closed at $6.26. In this session, Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock crossed down the SMA100d line. If you are using SMA100d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock.

PESI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Perma-Fix Environmental Services collapsed a frightening -18.38% this week. By mid February PESI skyrocketed an exceptional 8.23% in just one week.

Late May 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 58.08%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early April, PESI climbed $2.75 (78.35%).

PESI stock chart (weekly)

PESI stock price history

PESI stock went public on December 8th, 1992 with a price of $33.751. Since then, PESI stock lost a -81.50%, with a yearly average of -3.00%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

PESI stock historical price chart

PESI stock reached 52-week highs on December at $9.98, and all-time highs 1993-02-09 with a price of 41.25.

PESI stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not found any price prediction for Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on March, Perma-Fix Environmental Services . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
PESI earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Perma-Fix Environmental Services annual turnover remained steady a tight -0.46% to $49.54 million dollars from $49.77 marked in 2017. Instead, its income margin (compared to revenues) grew to -2.87%, that is $-1.42 million.

PESI annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$74 M-$-34.41 M-46.2%-
2014$57 M-23.31%$-1.23 M-2.1%-96.44%
2015$62 M9.32%$-1.05 M-1.7%-14.29%
2016$51 M-17.90%$-13.41 M-26.2%1,176.67%
2017$50 M-2.83%$-3.68 M-7.4%-72.55%
2018$50 M-0.46%$-1.42 M-2.9%-61.39%

Quarterly financial results

Perma-Fix Environmental Services reported $11.74 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -2.05% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-2.39 M with a profit margin of -20.33%. Profit margin collapsed a -22.17% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.84%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Perma-Fix Environmental Services sales marked a rough slide and fell a -6.77%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Perma-Fix Environmental Services posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
PESI quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$13 M-$-0.60 M-4.7%-
2017-Q2$13 M0.08%$-1.01 M-7.9%69.46%
2017-Q3$12 M-7.56%$-2.04 M-17.4%102.38%
2017-Q4$13 M7.08%$0.26 M2.1%-112.72%
2018-Q1$13 M0.54%$0.14 M1.1%-47.69%
2018-Q2$13 M3.97%$0.61 M4.6%348.53%
2018-Q3$12 M-8.94%$0.22 M1.8%-63.77%
2018-Q4$12 M-2.05%$-2.39 M-20.3%-1,179.64%

Perma-Fix Environmental Services ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 6.85% of all shares.

In case of Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock, 47.22% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for PESI stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Perma-Fix Environmental Services:

Market cap$75.6 M
Total shares12.1 M
Float shares11.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)47.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)6.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

PESI summary

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Day range$6.26 - $7.00
Previous close$7.09
Session gain-11.71%
Average true range$0.46
50d mov avg$8.02
100d mov avg$6.99
200d mov avg$5.49
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt03c

Perma-Fix Environmental Services performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Perma-Fix Environmental Services, the comparison is made against .
PESIPerma-Fix Environ...-11.83%56.89%89.12%

Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitor. This doesn't mean Perma-Fix Environmental Services does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.