Media headlines about Teradyne (NYSE:TER) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Teradyne earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.0141589740731 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Teradyne (TER) traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $43.90. 1,418,734 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,464,581. The firm has a market cap of $8,572.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.04. Teradyne has a 52 week low of $23.26 and a 52 week high of $44.04. The company has a quick ratio of 4.67, a current ratio of 4.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $503.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $472.86 million. Teradyne had a net margin of 21.11% and a return on equity of 22.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Teradyne will post 2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on TER shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Teradyne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub raised shares of Teradyne from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on shares of Teradyne from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Teradyne presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $40.17.

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In other news, Director Edwin J. Gillis sold 41,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.63, for a total transaction of $1,460,830.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 49,638 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,768,601.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.85, for a total transaction of $428,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 134,132 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,747,556.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 136,012 shares of company stock worth $5,138,429 in the last 90 days. 0.62% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Teradyne Company Profile

Teradyne, Inc supplies automation equipment for test and industrial applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronics systems in the consumer electronics, wireless, automotive, industrial, communications, and aerospace and defense industries.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Teradyne (NYSE:TER)

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