Equities research analysts expect that Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) will announce earnings of $0.36 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Eight analysts have provided estimates for Inphi’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.35 to $0.37. Inphi posted earnings of $0.47 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 23.4%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Inphi will report full-year earnings of $1.51 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.50 to $1.52. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $2.03 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.79 to $2.10. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Inphi.

Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.27. Inphi had a negative net margin of 16.27% and a positive return on equity of 7.79%. The company had revenue of $84.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.46 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

IPHI has been the topic of several research reports. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on shares of Inphi from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price (down previously from $49.00) on shares of Inphi in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.50 target price on shares of Inphi in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price (down previously from $53.00) on shares of Inphi in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Inphi from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.50.

In other Inphi news, Director Diosdado P. Banatao sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.77, for a total value of $326,160.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $266,717.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Charles Roach sold 28,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.27, for a total transaction of $1,127,560.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 93,947 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,783,245.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 100,238 shares of company stock valued at $4,037,064. Corporate insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IPHI. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in shares of Inphi in the 2nd quarter valued at $118,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Inphi by 6.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,689 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 219 shares in the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in shares of Inphi in the 3rd quarter valued at $153,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Inphi by 422.7% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,872 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $167,000 after purchasing an additional 3,940 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Icon Advisers Inc. Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Inphi in the 3rd quarter valued at $202,000.

Inphi (IPHI) traded down $1.13 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $39.32. 799,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 951,179. Inphi has a one year low of $33.00 and a one year high of $51.78. The company has a current ratio of 7.20, a quick ratio of 6.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The company has a market capitalization of $1,650.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.22, a P/E/G ratio of 3.73 and a beta of 1.00.

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About Inphi

Inphi Corporation is a provider of analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and datacenter markets. The Company’s solutions provide an interface between analog signals and digital information in systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment and datacenters.

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