Teradyne (NYSE: TER) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 12/12/2017 – Teradyne was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 12/1/2017 – Teradyne was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/29/2017 – Teradyne was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “The strong performance in Semiconductor Test Business in drving revenues for the company. Also, a recovery in the core semiconductor business (processors, MCUs and power management), long-term opportunities in the high-growth wireless test market, growing memory market exposure, strong product lineup, lean cost structure and strong balance sheet are positives. Given the popularity of its products, the Universal Robots acquisition and the continuous design win momentum; the company is optimistic long-term prospects. However, volatility in the test market could be a concern in the near term. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to.”
  • 11/28/2017 – Teradyne was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “The strong performance in Semiconductor Test Business in drving revenues for the company. The company delivered decent third-quarter results driven by strong performance in Semiconductor Test Business and greater-than-expected image sensor Test system shipments. A recovery in the core semiconductor business (processors, MCUs and power management), long-term opportunities in the high-growth wireless test market, growing memory market exposure, strong product lineup, lean cost structure and strong balance sheet are positives. Given the popularity of its products, the Universal Robots acquisition and the continuous design win momentum; the company is optimistic long-term prospects. However, volatility in the test market could be a concern in the near term. n a year-to-date basis, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to.”
  • 11/23/2017 – Teradyne was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Teradyne is a leading provider of automated test equipment. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to. Also, Teradyne delivered strong third-quarter results driven by strong performance in Semiconductor Test Business and greater-than-expected image sensor Test system shipments. A recovery in the core semiconductor business (processors, MCUs and power management), long-term opportunities in the high-growth wireless test market, growing memory market exposure, strong product lineup, lean cost structure and strong balance sheet are positives. Given the popularity of its products, the Universal Robots acquisition and the continuous design win momentum; the company is optimistic long-term prospects. However, volatility in the test market could be a concern in the near term.”
  • 11/20/2017 – Teradyne was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/30/2017 – Teradyne had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $43.00 to $48.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Teradyne had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $36.00 to $39.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Teradyne was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Teradyne is a leading provider of automated test equipment. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to. Also, Teradyne delivered strong third-quarter results driven by strong performance in Semiconductor Test Business and greater-than-expected image sensor Test system shipments. A recovery in the core semiconductor business (processors, MCUs and power management), long-term opportunities in the high-growth wireless test market, growing memory market exposure, strong product lineup, lean cost structure and strong balance sheet are positives. Given the popularity of its products, the Universal Robots acquisition and the continuous design win momentum; the company is optimistic long-term prospects. However, volatility in the test market could be a concern in the near term.”
  • 10/27/2017 – Teradyne had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Teradyne had its “positive” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $37.00.

Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE TER) opened at $41.02 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 4.96 and a quick ratio of 4.67. The stock has a market cap of $8,032.66, a PE ratio of 18.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.01. Teradyne, Inc. has a 12 month low of $25.24 and a 12 month high of $44.63.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $503.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $472.86 million. Teradyne had a net margin of 21.11% and a return on equity of 22.39%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.31 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Teradyne, Inc. will post 2.22 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th will be paid a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 28th. Teradyne’s payout ratio is currently 13.08%.

In other news, VP Charles Jeffrey Gray sold 8,161 shares of Teradyne stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.25, for a total transaction of $344,802.25. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 31,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,330,875. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 10,000 shares of Teradyne stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.80, for a total transaction of $428,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 145,836 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,241,780.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 140,206 shares of company stock valued at $6,066,881 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.

Teradyne, Inc supplies automation equipment for test and industrial applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronics systems in the consumer electronics, wireless, automotive, industrial, communications, and aerospace and defense industries.

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