Brokerages Set $25.83 Price Target for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS)
Shares of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.67 (Buy) from the three brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company.
Brokers have set a 12 month consensus target price of $25.83 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.03 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given PDF Solutions an industry rank of 245 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 18th.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 82.7% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 8,158 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 3,693 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in PDF Solutions by 127.8% in the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 9,167 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 5,143 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in PDF Solutions by 119.8% in the third quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 28,800 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $523,000 after buying an additional 15,700 shares during the last quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC purchased a new stake in PDF Solutions during the fourth quarter valued at $859,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in PDF Solutions by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 43,488 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $981,000 after buying an additional 1,088 shares during the last quarter. 79.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) traded down 0.32% on Thursday, hitting $21.76. The stock had a trading volume of 104,723 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $22.03 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.63. The company has a market cap of $697.43 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.71 and a beta of 1.57. PDF Solutions has a 52-week low of $12.12 and a 52-week high of $24.44.
PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 13th. The technology company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. PDF Solutions had a return on equity of 5.71% and a net margin of 8.46%. The company had revenue of $28.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.33 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that PDF Solutions will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current year.
About PDF Solutions
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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