Media headlines about Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Littelfuse earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.7878438439661 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on LFUS shares. BidaskClub lowered Littelfuse from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 price objective on shares of Littelfuse in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Littelfuse from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $180.00 price objective on shares of Littelfuse in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Littelfuse currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $211.25.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ LFUS) traded up $1.69 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $202.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 94,089 shares, compared to its average volume of 106,300. The company has a current ratio of 3.36, a quick ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Littelfuse has a 52 week low of $146.94 and a 52 week high of $215.00. The company has a market cap of $4,600.00, a P/E ratio of 29.52, a PEG ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.92.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.98 by $0.14. Littelfuse had a return on equity of 19.62% and a net margin of 13.12%. The company had revenue of $317.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $319.20 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.87 EPS. Littelfuse’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Littelfuse will post 7.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. Littelfuse’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.57%.

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Littelfuse Company Profile

Littelfuse, Inc is a supplier of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments. The Electronics segment provides circuit protection components for overcurrent and overvoltage protection, as well as sensor components and modules to manufacturers of a range of electronic products.

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