Media stories about Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xcerra Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.2540550072234 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts have commented on XCRA shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $10.00 to $10.25 in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, B. Riley cut shares of Xcerra Corporation to a “neutral” rating and set a $10.25 price target on the stock. in a research report on Sunday, April 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.20.

Shares of Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ XCRA) traded up 0.22% during trading on Friday, reaching $9.23. The company had a trading volume of 284,938 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $500.88 million, a P/E ratio of 26.37 and a beta of 1.59. Xcerra Corporation has a 52-week low of $5.14 and a 52-week high of $10.01. The company has a 50 day moving average of $9.67 and a 200-day moving average of $9.24.

Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, June 1st. The semiconductor company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. Xcerra Corporation had a return on equity of 6.63% and a net margin of 4.86%. The firm had revenue of $103.64 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $97.10 million. Equities analysts expect that Xcerra Corporation will post $0.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Xcerra Corporation

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures.

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