Media stories about Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.1574293369692 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Senior VP of Marketing of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd (NASDAQ:AOSL), Chang Daniel Kuang Ming, sells 852 shares worth $12,857 (empowerednews.net)
- Daniel Kuang Ming Chang Sells 852 Shares of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- $101.27 Million in Sales Expected for Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) Downgraded by ValuEngine to “Sell” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) Presents At Sidoti & Company Spring 2018 Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)
Several research analysts have weighed in on AOSL shares. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on shares of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, March 3rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor had a net margin of 4.82% and a return on equity of 4.84%. The company had revenue of $103.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $101.93 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Alpha & Omega Semiconductor will post 0.54 EPS for the current year.
In other news, CFO Yifan Liang sold 15,075 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.70, for a total transaction of $266,827.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 21.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Alpha & Omega Semiconductor
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and its subsidiaries design, develop, and supply various power semiconductors. It offers various power discrete products, including low, medium, and high voltage power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); and SRFETs, XSFET, electrostatic discharges, protected MOSFETs, and insulated gate bipolar transistors, which are used for routing current and switching voltages in power control circuits.
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