Performing Financial (NASDAQ:PFMT) Downgraded by StockNews.com to Sell

Financial Performance (NASDAQ:PFMT – Get a Rating) was downgraded by StockNews.com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released Wednesday.

Separately, TheStreet downgraded Performant Financial from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a Tuesday, August 16 research note.

Strong financial price performance

NASDAQ:PFMT shares were up $0.11 midday Wednesday, hitting $1.92. The company’s shares had a trading volume of 117,347 shares, compared to an average trading volume of 207,110. Performant Financial has a fifty-two week low of $1.72 and a fifty-two week high of 4.19 $. The company has a market capitalization of $141.73 million, a P/E ratio of -14.77 and a beta of -0.24. The company has a debt ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 3.83 and a quick ratio of 3.83. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $2.26 and its 200-day simple moving average is $2.43.

Hedge funds weigh on financial performance

Several institutional investors have recently changed their holdings in PFMT. Clarus Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Performant Financial during Q2 worth approximately $50,000. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stock position in Performant Financial during Q1 worth approximately $57,000. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in shares of Performant Financial during Q1 worth approximately $61,000. Shay Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Performant Financial by 59.0% during the 1st quarter. Shay Capital LLC now owns 40,033 shares of the business services provider worth $125,000 after purchasing an additional 14,853 shares during the period. Finally, Potomac Capital Management Inc. bought a new stock position in Performant Financial during Q1 worth approximately $156,000. 61.34% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Performant Financial

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Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-based audit, recovery, client outsourcing and related analysis services in the United States. The company provides recovery services to clients of the Federal Guaranteed Student Loan Program and private institutions; identifies and tracks borrowers in default among its clients’ student loan portfolios; rehabilitates and collects delinquent student loans; provides tax recovery services to federal, state, and municipal agencies; collects public debt from various federal agencies; and offers audit and collection services to identify improper healthcare payments for public and private healthcare customers.

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