PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts
PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $23.50.
PDFS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Northland Securities cut PDF Solutions from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. ValuEngine lowered shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday.
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In related news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $495,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 350,623 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,785,279.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 90,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,534,800. 16.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PDFS. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in shares of PDF Solutions during the first quarter worth $225,000. Cowen Prime Services LLC raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 3.3% in the first quarter. Cowen Prime Services LLC now owns 1,059,955 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $23,976,000 after buying an additional 33,600 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the first quarter worth $1,405,000. Pax World Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the first quarter worth $2,180,000. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 7.4% in the first quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 33,500 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $758,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 77.44% of the company’s stock.
Shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) traded down 1.60% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $16.63. The company had a trading volume of 12,375 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $534.52 million, a P/E ratio of 72.62 and a beta of 1.49. PDF Solutions has a 52 week low of $13.89 and a 52 week high of $24.44. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $16.81 and its 200 day moving average is $20.72.
PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The technology company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.12. PDF Solutions had a return on equity of 4.31% and a net margin of 7.07%. The company had revenue of $24.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.03 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that PDF Solutions will post $0.58 EPS for the current year.
PDF Solutions Company Profile
PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.
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