Media headlines about Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Inphi earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1569913680798 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Inphi Corporation (IPHI) Stock Try To Grab Potentials on Technical Facts (investingbizz.com)
- Low Wild stock to watch: Inphi Corporation (IPHI) (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Inphi (IPHI) PT Raised to $48.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cowen Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Inphi (IPHI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Needham & Company LLC Reiterates Buy Rating for Inphi (IPHI) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on IPHI shares. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Inphi from $42.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (down previously from $47.00) on shares of Inphi in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Inphi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Inphi in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Northland Securities lowered Inphi from a “market perform” rating to an “under perform” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.93.
Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $85.68 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $86.30 million. Inphi had a positive return on equity of 5.39% and a negative net margin of 21.51%. analysts anticipate that Inphi will post -0.31 EPS for the current year.
In other Inphi news, Director Sam Srinivasan bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $24.93 per share, for a total transaction of $124,650.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 18,865 shares in the company, valued at approximately $470,304.45. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Ford Tamer bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $25.54 per share, for a total transaction of $638,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 108,852 shares of company stock worth $2,752,286 in the last 90 days. 3.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Inphi Corporation provides high-speed analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, datacenter, and computing markets worldwide. The company's analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions offers high signal integrity at data speeds while reducing system power consumption.
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