Shares of Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO) hit a new 52-week high on Friday . The stock traded as high as $169.35 and last traded at $169.28, with a volume of 977,647 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $166.99.

Several analysts recently weighed in on AVGO shares. RBC Capital Markets set a $185.00 price objective on Avago Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Vetr downgraded Avago Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $170.30 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $200.00 target price 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. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Avago Technologies in a research note on Saturday, June 25th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $183.01.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $157.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $147.72. The stock’s market capitalization is $67.29 billion.

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 2nd. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.38 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $3.56 billion for the quarter. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 116.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.13 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Avago Technologies Ltd. will post $10.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Avago Technologies news, SVP Charlie B. Kawwas sold 4,776 shares of Avago Technologies stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $165.94, for a total value of $792,529.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Kirsten M. Spears sold 1,178 shares of Avago Technologies stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.56, for a total transaction of $192,673.68. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 23,697 shares in the company, valued at $3,875,881.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have modified their holdings of AVGO. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Avago Technologies by 133.2% in the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $1,069,000 after buying an additional 4,207 shares during the last quarter. Alta Park Capital LP purchased a new position in shares of Avago Technologies during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,161,000. Andra AP fonden increased its position in shares of Avago Technologies by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 14,700 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $2,134,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Cibc World Markets Corp increased its position in shares of Avago Technologies by 27.3% in the fourth quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 22,886 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $3,322,000 after buying an additional 4,913 shares during the period. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its position in shares of Avago Technologies by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 25,473 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock worth $3,697,000 after buying an additional 954 shares during the period.

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