Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ:ISIL) reached a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $15.55 and last traded at $15.42, with a volume of 327,705 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.31.

ISIL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Intersil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Intersil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, July 28th. MKM Partners started coverage on shares of Intersil Corp. in a report on Friday, June 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $15.50 price objective for the company. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of Intersil Corp. from $11.50 to $13.50 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price objective on shares of Intersil Corp. from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.45.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $14.29 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.23. The company has a market cap of $2.07 billion and a PE ratio of 39.95.

Intersil Corp. (NASDAQ:ISIL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.01. The company earned $134.01 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Intersil Corp. will post $0.69 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 26th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 16th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.15%.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of 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 period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of 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 period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of 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 period. Finally, Broadview Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Intersil Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Broadview Advisors LLC now owns 1,028,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,119,000 after buying an additional 19,500 shares during the period.

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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