PDF Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 227,097 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 19% from the previous session’s volume of 191,143 shares.The stock last traded at $17.06 and had previously closed at $17.00.

PDFS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Craig Hallum lowered PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, July 29th.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.04 and a 200 day moving average of $13.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $534.36 million and a P/E ratio of 63.38.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. The firm earned $26.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.66 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that PDF Solutions Inc. will post $0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other PDF Solutions news, Director R Stephen Heinrichs purchased 6,118 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.24 per share, for a total transaction of $87,120.32. Following the purchase, the director now owns 19,187 shares in the company, valued at approximately $273,222.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Cornelis Hartgring sold 14,031 shares of PDF Solutions stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.66, for a total value of $233,756.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in PDF Solutions stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in PDF Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 2.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 92,800 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,080 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.30% of PDF Solutions worth $1,006,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.

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