Media stories about Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Himax Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1293825009238 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Himax Technologies (HIMX) traded up $0.26 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $8.01. The stock had a trading volume of 3,504,123 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,950,000. The firm has a market cap of $1,420.00, a P/E ratio of 133.50, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.46. Himax Technologies has a 12 month low of $4.88 and a 12 month high of $13.95.

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The semiconductor company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $197.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.28 million. Himax Technologies had a return on equity of 2.10% and a net margin of 1.25%. analysts expect that Himax Technologies will post 0.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on HIMX shares. Vetr raised Himax Technologies from a “strong sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.98 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Credit Suisse Group set a $15.00 price target on Himax Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Himax Technologies from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, November 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Himax Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Lake Street Capital set a $13.00 price target on Himax Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.86.

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Himax Technologies Company Profile

Himax Technologies, Inc is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation and other consumer electronics devices. The Company operates through two segments: Driver IC and Non-driver products.

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