In It For The Long Haul? Long Term Growth Pick: Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC)

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) has been recommended as a long term growth stock according to analysts at Beta Research.  With their stock price currently trading around $90.85, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 21.40% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 11.20% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  Long-term growth should be considered to be a relative term, due to different styles and goals of investors, but the endgame is the same. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC)’s stock was 5.33%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 2.77%, 50.29% over the last quarter, and  41.29% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Piper Jaffray Companies’s stock is 0.39% off of the high and 33.46% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: 0.39% (High), 72.23%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $86.00 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.50 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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