Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ:CREE) had its price objective raised by Bank of America Corporation from $31.00 to $32.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the LED producer’s stock. Bank of America Corporation’s price target would indicate a potential downside of 6.32% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on CREE. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered Cree from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $23.00 to $28.00 in a research report on Friday, October 6th. JMP Securities upped their price target on Cree from $29.00 to $41.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Roth Capital set a $35.00 price target on Cree and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. TheStreet upgraded Cree from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Northland Securities restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Cree in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cree has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.42.

Shares of Cree (CREE) traded up 16.43% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $34.16. The stock had a trading volume of 21,657,849 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $26.28 and its 200 day moving average is $24.80. Cree has a 52-week low of $20.50 and a 52-week high of $35.46. The firm’s market cap is $3.33 billion.

Cree (NASDAQ:CREE) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The LED producer reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04. Cree had a negative return on equity of 0.13% and a negative net margin of 7.17%. The business had revenue of $360.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $360.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Cree will post $0.29 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CREE. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Cree by 13,401.9% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,080,185 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $215,984,000 after buying an additional 8,020,340 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Cree by 13.0% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,784,651 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $191,893,000 after buying an additional 897,753 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Cree by 24.2% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,688,186 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $90,915,000 after buying an additional 717,698 shares during the period. Fairpointe Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Cree by 8.8% during the second quarter. Fairpointe Capital LLC now owns 6,070,231 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $149,631,000 after buying an additional 492,465 shares during the period. Finally, FIL Ltd boosted its position in shares of Cree by 37.7% during the second quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 1,382,176 shares of the LED producer’s stock worth $34,070,000 after buying an additional 378,590 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.16% of the company’s stock.

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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