News stories about Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Analog Devices earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.4754808332056 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

ADI has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Analog Devices in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Analog Devices in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Analog Devices in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Analog Devices from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on Analog Devices from $97.00 to $98.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Analog Devices presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $97.21.

Shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ ADI) opened at $83.93 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $30,812.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.55, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.28. Analog Devices has a 52-week low of $74.65 and a 52-week high of $98.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.13.

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The semiconductor company reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.36 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.50 billion. Analog Devices had a return on equity of 18.78% and a net margin of 14.22%. Analog Devices’s revenue was up 53.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.05 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Analog Devices will post 5.2 EPS for the current year.

In other news, SVP Margaret K. Seif sold 7,000 shares of Analog Devices stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.50, for a total transaction of $619,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 20,404 shares in the company, valued at $1,805,754. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Gregory N. Henderson sold 4,000 shares of Analog Devices stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.52, for a total value of $366,080.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $106,437.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 186,061 shares of company stock valued at $16,163,741. 1.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Analog Devices Company Profile

Analog Devices, Inc (Analog Devices) designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. Its products include Analog Products, Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, Power Management and Reference, and Digital Signal Processing Products.

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