PESI stock: buy or sell?

PESI stock price: $7.05 4.44% At close on November 15th, 2019

Updated on:
November 15th, 2019


After sliding a chilling -6.67% on Thursday, Perma-Fix Environmental Services closed on Nov/15 at $7.05 and skyrocketed an astounding 4.44%. On Nov 8th PESI climbed a super good 6.18%.

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?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At, we like to 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, hence 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 fall 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?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for PESI stock for the last month.

PESI stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a chilling -6.67% on Thursday, Perma-Fix Environmental Services closed on Nov 15th at $7.05 and skyrocketed an astounding 4.44%.

After sliding a chilling -6.67% on Thursday, Perma-Fix Environmental Services closed on Nov/15 at $7.05 and skyrocketed an astounding 4.44%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on July, PESI climbed $3.45 (95.83%). From a daily perspective, PESI is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($4.67, on Nov 1st) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($7.45, on Tuesday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top PESI might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $7.45 or down under $4.67. Since last June when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, PESI price gained $3.20 per share (83.12%).

PESI stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an exceptional 30.00% in a week last week, Perma-Fix Environmental Services closed this week at $7.05 and escalated a remarkable 3.68%. By mid October PESI plunged a hair-raising -13.39% in just one week.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now finally trading above the $5.35 resistance. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late May, PESI price climbed $3.09 per share (78.03%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early April, PESI climbed $3.54 (100.85%).

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 -79.10%, 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 Tuesday at $7.45, and all-time highs 1993-02-09 with a price of 41.25.

PESI stock price target

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price forecast for Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting 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 sales remained stable a neutral -0.46% to $49.54 M dollars from $49.77 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its income margin (compared to sales) raised 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 posted $11.74 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -2.05% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-2.39 M with a profit margin of -20.33%. Profit margin plunged 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 fateful loss and eased 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 stock, it's always worth to review 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 6.30% of all shares.

In case of Perma-Fix Environmental Services stock, 44.30% 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.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$85.2 M$4.7 B$2.0 B$1.2 B$649.3 M
Total shares12.1 M55.8 M46.8 M22.1 M23.2 M
Float shares11.3 M47.8 M42.0 M21.9 M12.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)44.3%94.6%83.7%85.9%61.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)6.3%8.1%4.5%1.0%36.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

PESI summary

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Day range$6.77 - $7.13
Previous close$6.75
Session gain4.44%
Average true range$0.46
50d mov avg$4.91
100d mov avg$4.37
200d mov avg$4.02
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb02c

Perma-Fix Environmental Services performance

To better understand Perma-Fix Environmental Services performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Perma-Fix Environmental Services to Clean Harbors, Casella Waste Systems, US Ecology, Heritage-Crystal Clean, Industrial Services of America, Republic Services, Valhi and Waste Management:
PESIPerma-Fix Environ...76.25%71.95%118.27%
CLHClean Harbors10.33%24.36%27.22%
CWSTCasella Waste Sys...-8.14%7.09%33.42%
ECOLUS Ecology-9.99%-4.56%-21.42%
HCCIHeritage-Crystal ...6.30%0.57%2.98%
IDSAIndustrial Servic...50.00%-17.78%-37.64%
RSGRepublic Services-2.89%3.38%17.10%
WMWaste Management-5.44%4.65%23.42%

Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Perma-Fix Environmental Services. We selected 8 companies as Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.