Diodes Inc. (NASDAQ:DIOD) rose 2.4% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $19.25 and last traded at $19.01, with a volume of 474,436 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.57.

DIOD has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating on shares of Diodes in a report on Friday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Diodes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $18.46 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.81. The company has a market capitalization of $939.44 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 86.79.

Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.34 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $236.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $234.92 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Diodes Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Diodes news, CEO Keh Shew Lu sold 8,969 shares of Diodes stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.95, for a total value of $152,024.55. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,703,541 shares in the company, valued at approximately $28,875,019.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Richard Dallas White sold 2,750 shares of Diodes stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.92, for a total transaction of $46,530.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 92,055 shares in the company, valued at $1,557,570.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Diodes stock. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in shares of Diodes Inc. (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 5.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 52,524 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,484 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co owned about 0.11% of Diodes worth $1,210,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Diodes Incorporated is a global manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. The Company’s products include diodes; rectifiers; transistors; metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); protection devices; amplifiers and comparators; Hall-effect and temperature sensors, and power management devices, including light emitting diode (LED) drivers, alternating current (AC)-direct current (DC) and DC-DC switching, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices, such as universal serial bus (USB) power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors and motor controllers.

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