News stories about Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ:SPIL) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Siliconware Precision Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1783705509513 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on SPIL shares. ValuEngine upgraded Siliconware Precision Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. BidaskClub lowered Siliconware Precision Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th.

Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ SPIL) opened at 7.86 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $4.90 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.46 and a beta of 0.40. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $7.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.04. Siliconware Precision Industries has a 52-week low of $7.05 and a 52-week high of $8.39.

Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ:SPIL) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by ($0.70). Siliconware Precision Industries had a return on equity of 13.18% and a net margin of 10.29%. The company had revenue of $20.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.52 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.90 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Siliconware Precision Industries will post $0.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.2877 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 3.53%. Siliconware Precision Industries’s payout ratio is presently 61.76%.

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Siliconware Precision Industries Company Profile

Siliconware Precision Industries Co, Ltd. is a Taiwan-based company mainly engaged in the provision of packaging and testing services of integrated circuits (ICs) and related products. The Company’s businesses include the manufacture, processing, assembly, testing and importing and exporting of ICs, transistors, light emitting diode (LED) digital displays, LED lights, liquid crystal display (LCD) clock cores, phototransistors, synthesis circuits, as well as thin film circuits and thick film circuits.

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