(Nasdaq:PESI) Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. Ends Down After Bouncy 32.17% Swing

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Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:PESI)

December 5th, 2018
Amidst falling markets Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. finished Tuesday’s trading session down 2.00%, a $0.06 decrease to close on $2.94. Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. bounced 32.17% between low and high. As well as the drop in value, Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. hit a new 52 week low of $2.30, breaking the previous low of $2.83 from earlier this September. Despite the drop in value, trading volumes were solid at 553% of normal which can indicate investor opportunities. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be -0.48.

PESI outperformed the rest of the Industrials sector which went down just 4.35% today.

Forecasts from 1 analyst indicates that Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. might grow significantly (70%), while Finbox has calculated (with medium uncertainty) a fair value price of $3.98.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Wednesday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Utilities saw the biggest increase of the day (0.15%), while Financials saw the biggest drop (4.40%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 13%. The biggest loss this year has been the Communication Services sector dropping 13%.

Utilities saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of 2.31%, as it went up 0.15%. Industrials and Consumer Discretionary both saw turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Industrials with a drop of 4.35%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Utilities went up with a 0.15% change.
  • Real Estate went down with a -1.26% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -1.63% change.
  • Healthcare went down with a -2.30% change.
  • Energy went down with a -2.93% change.
  • Materials went down with a -3.08% change.
  • Communication Services went down with a -3.14% change.
  • Information Technology went down with a -3.86% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went down with a -3.91% change.
  • Industrials went down with a -4.35% change.
  • Financials went down with a -4.40% change.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. Info

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Treatment, Services, and Medical. The Treatment segment offers nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed waste, hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, and processing and disposal services through treatment and storage facilities. This segment is also involved in the research and development activities to identify, develop, and implement waste processing techniques for problematic waste streams. The Services segment provides on-site waste management services to commercial and government customers; technical services, such as professional radiological measurement and site survey, and integrated occupational safety and health, as well as consulting, engineering, project and waste management, environmental, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) field, technical, and management personnel and services; nuclear services, including technology-based services comprising engineering, D&D, specialty, construction, logistics, transportation, processing, and disposal; and remediation of nuclear licensed and federal facilities, as well as cleanup of nuclear legacy sites. This segment also owns an equipment calibration and maintenance laboratory that services, maintains, calibrates, and sources health physics and industrial hygiene, as well as customized nuclear, environmental, and occupational safety and health instrumentation. The Medical segment is involved in the research and development of medical isotope production technology. Its Treatment and Services segments provide services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities, and governmental agencies through direct sales to customers or through intermediaries. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.’s score is -0.48) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.

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