PDF Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) CFO Gregory C. Walker sold 6,229 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.85, for a total transaction of $123,645.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 13,972 shares in the company, valued at $277,344.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of PDF Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) opened at 19.78 on Friday. PDF Solutions Inc. has a 52-week low of $8.70 and a 52-week high of $20.43. The firm has a market capitalization of $621.35 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 70.64 and a beta of 1.37. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.56 and a 200 day moving average of $15.93.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. The company earned $27.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.49 million. PDF Solutions had a net margin of 8.69% and a return on equity of 6.05%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share. Analysts predict that PDF Solutions Inc. will post $0.68 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. Craig Hallum lowered shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, DA Davidson raised their target price on shares of PDF Solutions from $20.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 13th.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 82.7% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 8,158 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 3,693 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 127.8% in the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 9,167 shares of the company’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 5,143 shares in the last quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 7.9% in the second quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 12,526 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 918 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 4.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 9,739 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,000 after buying an additional 450 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 4.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 13,137 shares of the company’s stock worth $184,000 after buying an additional 591 shares in the last quarter. 73.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.

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