ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on FN. Zacks Investment Research cut Fabrinet from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. B. Riley reissued a buy rating and set a $44.75 price target on shares of Fabrinet in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Needham & Company LLC reissued a strong-buy rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Fabrinet in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an overweight rating on shares of Fabrinet in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co set a $57.00 price target on Fabrinet and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $52.46.

Shares of Fabrinet (FN) opened at 42.26 on Wednesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $42.89 and its 200-day moving average price is $40.59. Fabrinet has a 1-year low of $31.97 and a 1-year high of $49.63. The company has a market capitalization of $1.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.76 and a beta of 1.08.

Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The technology company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $366.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $362.07 million. Fabrinet had a net margin of 6.74% and a return on equity of 14.95%. Fabrinet’s revenue for the quarter was up 46.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Fabrinet will post $3.36 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, CEO David T. Mitchell sold 52,500 shares of Fabrinet stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.02, for a total value of $1,943,550.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 102,114 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,780,260.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Fabrinet by 292.4% in the second quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 74,170 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $3,164,000 after buying an additional 55,270 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Fabrinet during the second quarter valued at $1,862,000. BB&T Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Fabrinet by 79.6% in the second quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 9,794 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $417,000 after buying an additional 4,340 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Fabrinet by 55.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 10,806 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $461,000 after buying an additional 3,865 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Fabrinet by 10.1% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 72,454 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $3,093,000 after buying an additional 6,646 shares during the last quarter. 93.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Fabrinet Company Profile

Fabrinet provides optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of products, such as optical communication components, modules and sub-systems, industrial lasers, medical devices and sensors. The Company offers a range of optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, complex printed circuit board assembly, advanced packaging, integration, final assembly and test.

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