Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at B. Riley in a research note issued on Saturday. They currently have a $23.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 30.16% from the stock’s previous close.

MRVL has been the subject of several other research reports. Cowen and Company boosted their price objective on Marvell Technology Group from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Marvell Technology Group in a research report on Monday, March 13th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. upgraded Marvell Technology Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Marvell Technology Group in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Finally, Benchmark Co. restated a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Marvell Technology Group in a report on Friday, March 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.68.

Analyst Recommendations for Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL)

Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) traded up 4.31% on Friday, reaching $17.67. 20,181,981 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $15.44 and its 200 day moving average is $15.04. The firm has a market cap of $8.90 billion, a PE ratio of 59.70 and a beta of 1.11. Marvell Technology Group has a 12 month low of $9.05 and a 12 month high of $17.76. Marvell Technology Group also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 30,661 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 930% compared to the average daily volume of 2,977 call options.

Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.04. Marvell Technology Group had a return on equity of 3.28% and a net margin of 4.33%. The firm had revenue of $579.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $570.72 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Marvell Technology Group will post $1.01 EPS for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Marvell Technology Group by 103.8% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,258 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 3,696 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in Marvell Technology Group by 23.6% in the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 11,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its position in Marvell Technology Group by 175.3% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 7,158 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 4,558 shares in the last quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. purchased a new position in Marvell Technology Group during the second quarter worth $110,000. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its position in Marvell Technology Group by 454.8% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 8,777 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 7,195 shares in the last quarter. 73.41% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Marvell Technology Group Company Profile

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. is a semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products. The Company is engaged in the design, development and sale of integrated circuits. The Company develops System-on-a-Chip (SoC) devices. It also develops integrated hardware platforms along with software that incorporates digital computing technologies designed and configured to provide an optimized computing solution.

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