Avago Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:AVGO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $173.15 and last traded at $172.41, with a volume of 845,136 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $171.85.

Several equities analysts have commented on the company. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 price objective on shares of Avago Technologies in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Vetr lowered Avago Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $156.91 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Mizuho raised their price objective on Avago Technologies from $175.00 to $190.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Pacific Crest reissued a “buy” rating and set a $185.00 price objective on shares of Avago Technologies in a research report on Saturday, June 4th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Avago Technologies in a research report on Saturday, June 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, thirty-three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $183.21.

The company’s market cap is $68.21 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $160.04 and its 200-day moving average is $149.42.

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ:AVGO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, June 2nd. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $3.56 billion for the quarter. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.13 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 116.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Avago Technologies Ltd. will post $10.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Henry Samueli sold 21,859 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $154.84, for a total transaction of $3,384,647.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Patricia H. Mccall sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of AVGO. Alta Park Capital LP bought a new stake in Avago Technologies during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,161,000. Calvert Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Avago Technologies during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,375,000. Andra AP fonden raised its stake 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 valued at $2,134,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter. Utah Retirement Systems raised 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. Finally, American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Avago Technologies by 3.6% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 122,300 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $17,751,000 after buying an additional 4,211 shares during the last quarter.

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