Press coverage about PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. PDF Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 46.3431035047233 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) traded up 2.11% on Friday, hitting $15.49. 208,637 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $15.24 and its 200 day moving average is $18.16. PDF Solutions has a 12-month low of $14.11 and a 12-month high of $24.44. The firm has a market cap of $500.84 million, a P/E ratio of 91.66 and a beta of 1.43.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $24.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.58 million. PDF Solutions had a net margin of 5.29% and a return on equity of 2.78%. The business’s revenue was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.16 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that PDF Solutions will post $0.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on PDFS shares. BidaskClub raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Craig Hallum raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Northland Securities set a $22.00 target price on shares of PDF Solutions and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. PDF Solutions currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.33.

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In related news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 60,000 shares of PDF Solutions stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $900,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 318,967 shares in the company, valued at $4,784,505. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 16.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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