A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) recently:

  • 7/28/2017 – Littelfuse was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/21/2017 – Littelfuse had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $165.00.
  • 7/19/2017 – Littelfuse had its “positive” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $187.00.
  • 7/19/2017 – Littelfuse had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from $185.00 to $200.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Littelfuse was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $193.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Littelfuse, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and seller of fuses and other circuit protection devices for use in the electronic, automotive and general industrial markets. In addition to its Des Plaines, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has manufacturing facilities in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Korea, China and the Philippines, as well as in Centralia and Arcola, Illinois. It also has sales, engineering and distribution facilities in the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil and Livonia, Michigan. “
  • 7/13/2017 – Littelfuse was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/5/2017 – Littelfuse was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Littelfuse, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and seller of fuses and other circuit protection devices for use in the electronic, automotive and general industrial markets. In addition to its Des Plaines, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has manufacturing facilities in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Korea, China and the Philippines, as well as in Centralia and Arcola, Illinois. It also has sales, engineering and distribution facilities in the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil and Livonia, Michigan. “
  • 6/30/2017 – Littelfuse was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 6/22/2017 – Littelfuse was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 6/13/2017 – Littelfuse was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $188.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Littelfuse, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and seller of fuses and other circuit protection devices for use in the electronic, automotive and general industrial markets. In addition to its Des Plaines, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has manufacturing facilities in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Korea, China and the Philippines, as well as in Centralia and Arcola, Illinois. It also has sales, engineering and distribution facilities in the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil and Livonia, Michigan. “
  • 6/9/2017 – Littelfuse was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Littelfuse, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and seller of fuses and other circuit protection devices for use in the electronic, automotive and general industrial markets. In addition to its Des Plaines, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has manufacturing facilities in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Korea, China and the Philippines, as well as in Centralia and Arcola, Illinois. It also has sales, engineering and distribution facilities in the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil and Livonia, Michigan. “

Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) traded up 0.37% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $182.90. 83,849 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $172.65 and its 200-day moving average is $163.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.17 billion, a PE ratio of 28.79 and a beta of 0.96. Littelfuse, Inc. has a 52 week low of $116.17 and a 52 week high of $188.60.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The technology company reported $2.10 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.10. Littelfuse had a net margin of 12.51% and a return on equity of 19.67%. The business had revenue of $313.36 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $312.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.44 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Littelfuse, Inc. will post $7.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.37 per share. This is a boost from Littelfuse’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 22nd. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. Littelfuse’s payout ratio is 20.82%.

In other Littelfuse news, SVP Matthew Cole sold 150 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $169.23, for a total transaction of $25,384.50. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 3,985 shares in the company, valued at $674,381.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP John T. Quille sold 596 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $166.01, for a total transaction of $98,941.96. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 1,078 shares in the company, valued at approximately $178,958.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 9,236 shares of company stock worth $1,508,706 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.

Littelfuse, Inc is a supplier of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments. The Electronics segment provides circuit protection components for overcurrent and overvoltage protection, as well as sensor components and modules to manufacturers of a range of electronic products.

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