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Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) VP Maurice Sciammas sold 2,227 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.98, for a total transaction of $93,489.46. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 81,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,414,989. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) traded up 0.47% on Friday, hitting $42.39. The stock had a trading volume of 243,572 shares. Monolithic Power Systems has a 1-year low of $27.25 and a 1-year high of $44.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $41.95 and its 200-day moving average is $38.28. The company has a market cap of $1.642 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.01.

Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $68.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.14 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.24 earnings per share. Monolithic Power Systems’s revenue was up 18.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Monolithic Power Systems will post $1.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

MPWR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Monolithic Power Systems in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $47.00. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Monolithic Power Systems in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $45.00. Finally, analysts at Evercore Partners initiated coverage on shares of Monolithic Power Systems in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.00.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:MPWR) is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors.

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