Media headlines about Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE:SMI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.212586503898 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE:SMI) opened at 4.98 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.32 and a beta of 0.24. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation has a 52-week low of $4.49 and a 52-week high of $7.74. The company has a 50 day moving average of $5.05 and a 200-day moving average of $5.71.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE:SMI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The semiconductor company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $751.19 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $757 million. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation had a net margin of 10.33% and a return on equity of 5.63%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.11 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation will post $0.14 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on SMI shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.97.

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About Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is an investment holding company principally engaged in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging and trading of integrated circuits (IC), as well as the provision of other semiconductor services. The Company is also involved in the design and manufacture of semiconductor masks.

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