Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $167.60 and last traded at $164.71, with a volume of 1,672,346 shares. The stock had previously closed at $163.44.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AVGO shares. Vetr downgraded shares of Avago Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $170.30 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $200.00 price objective on shares of Avago Technologies in a research note on Sunday, July 10th. Bank of America Corp. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Avago Technologies in a research note on Friday, April 15th. SunTrust Banks Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Avago Technologies in a research note on Saturday, June 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Avago Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Avago Technologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $182.95.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $157.44 and its 200-day moving average is $146.06. The stock’s market cap is $65.55 billion.

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, June 2nd. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.15. The firm earned $3.56 billion during the quarter. The company’s revenue was up 116.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.13 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Avago Technologies Ltd. will post $10.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 17th were given a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%. This is a positive change from Avago Technologies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.49.

In other news, VP Patricia H. Mccall sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $154.37, for a total value of $1,234,960.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Lake (Offshore) Aiv Gp Silver sold 3,100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.77, for a total value of $507,687,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of the stock. Alta Park Capital LP bought a new stake in shares of Avago Technologies during the fourth quarter valued at $1,161,000. Utah Retirement Systems boosted its stake in shares of Avago Technologies by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 46,097 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $6,691,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP boosted its stake in shares of Avago Technologies by 47.3% in the fourth quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP now owns 684,901 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $99,413,000 after buying an additional 219,813 shares during the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department boosted its stake in shares of Avago Technologies by 6.2% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 829,882 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $120,458,000 after buying an additional 48,185 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Affinity Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Avago Technologies by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC now owns 77,526 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $11,253,000 after buying an additional 2,750 shares during the last quarter.

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