Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) Share Price
News articles about PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PDF Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.7018004038445 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) traded down 0.70% on Friday, hitting $15.51. The stock had a trading volume of 223,628 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $17.33 and a 200-day moving average of $19.57. PDF Solutions has a 1-year low of $15.20 and a 1-year high of $24.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $501.48 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 86.17 and a beta of 1.49.
PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $24.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.58 million. PDF Solutions had a return on equity of 2.78% and a net margin of 5.29%. PDF Solutions’s quarterly revenue was down 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.16 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that PDF Solutions will post $0.44 earnings per share for the current year.
PDFS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Craig Hallum upgraded PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Northland Securities set a $22.00 price target on PDF Solutions and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.33.
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In related news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.57, for a total value of $790,650.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 423,967 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,449,100.19. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold 90,000 shares of company stock worth $1,534,800 over the last three months. 16.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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