Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Several other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Roth Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price (up from $27.00) on shares of Cree in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cree from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. JMP Securities raised Cree from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $23.81 to $29.00 in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price target (down previously from $28.00) on shares of Cree in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target (up previously from $25.00) on shares of Cree in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.

Cree (CREE) traded up 0.46% on Friday, reaching $26.41. The company had a trading volume of 592,178 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.57 billion. Cree has a 12 month low of $20.75 and a 12 month high of $31.64. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $25.40 and a 200-day moving average price of $25.54.

Cree (NASDAQ:CREE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The LED producer reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $341.51 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $339.41 million. Cree had a positive return on equity of 0.33% and a negative net margin of 7.36%. The business’s revenue was down 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Cree will post $0.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in Cree by 2.6% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 57,917 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $1,547,000 after buying an additional 1,457 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new stake in Cree during the first quarter worth about $134,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its stake in Cree by 20.9% in the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 477,733 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $12,770,000 after buying an additional 82,700 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Cree by 11.3% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 895,305 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $23,932,000 after buying an additional 90,630 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in Cree by 1.4% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 35,644 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $953,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. 86.19% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Cree Company Profile

Cree, Inc is a manufacturer of lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. The Company’s products are focused for applications, such as indoor and outdoor lighting, video displays, transportation, electronic signs and signals, power supplies, inverters and wireless systems.

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