Press coverage about Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maxwell Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.686979739086 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ MXWL) remained flat at $$5.61 during trading hours on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 224,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 227,225. Maxwell Technologies has a 1-year low of $4.29 and a 1-year high of $6.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a current ratio of 2.57.

Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The electronics maker reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.02. Maxwell Technologies had a negative net margin of 36.94% and a negative return on equity of 32.06%. The company had revenue of $35.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.39 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.21) EPS. Maxwell Technologies’s revenue was up 40.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Maxwell Technologies will post -0.84 earnings per share for the current year.

MXWL has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Maxwell Technologies in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of Maxwell Technologies in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Roth Capital upgraded shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.70.

In other news, CEO Franz Fink acquired 230,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $4.98 per share, for a total transaction of $1,145,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Jorg Buchheim acquired 250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.18 per share, with a total value of $1,295,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 328,180 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,699,972.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.54% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Maxwell Technologies

Maxwell Technologies, Inc develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial, information technology and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. The Company offers three product lines: Ultracapacitors, High-Voltage Capacitors and Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products.

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