Headlines about PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PDF Solutions earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.0029007343995 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have issued reports on PDFS. Craig Hallum upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub lowered shares of PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Northland Securities set a $22.00 price objective on shares of PDF Solutions and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. PDF Solutions presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.33.

Shares of PDF Solutions (PDFS) traded up 1.61% on Thursday, hitting $15.18. 126,751 shares of the stock traded hands. PDF Solutions has a one year low of $14.11 and a one year high of $24.44. The company’s 50 day moving average is $16.84 and its 200 day moving average is $19.01. The stock has a market cap of $490.81 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 89.82 and a beta of 1.49.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.06. PDF Solutions had a return on equity of 2.78% and a net margin of 5.29%. The business had revenue of $24.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.58 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.16 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that PDF Solutions will post $0.44 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 60,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $900,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 318,967 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,784,505. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 16.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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