Shares of Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ:ISIL) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $14.68 and last traded at $14.60, with a volume of 951,439 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.18.

Several analysts have commented on ISIL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Intersil Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Intersil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Intersil Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Intersil Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Credit Agricole SA began coverage on shares of Intersil Corp. in a research report on Monday, May 16th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $12.00 target price for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Intersil Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.79.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.97 billion and a PE ratio of 22.23. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $13.92 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.95.

Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ:ISIL) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15. The company earned $129.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $128.41 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Intersil Corp. will post $0.67 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, SVP Andrew Micallef sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.96, for a total transaction of $47,840.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 3,019 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,107.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Necip Sayiner purchased 22,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $11.61 per share, with a total value of $255,420.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 593,331 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,888,572.91. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Other institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Intersil Corp. by 51.7% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 85,195 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,086,000 after buying an additional 29,024 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its position in Intersil Corp. by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 90,658 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,157,000 after buying an additional 2,409 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in Intersil Corp. by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 126,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,614,000 after buying an additional 6,200 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in Intersil Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 244,334 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,118,000 after buying an additional 3,965 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Intersil Corp. by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 291,652 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,721,000 after buying an additional 6,100 shares during the last quarter.

Intersil Corporation is engaged in designing and developing power management and precision analog integrated circuits (IC). The Company provides power management and precision analog technology for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets.

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