News coverage about Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Diodes earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9953204168969 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Diodes (NASDAQ DIOD) opened at $30.07 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.18, a current ratio of 3.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. Diodes has a 12 month low of $22.06 and a 12 month high of $35.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,480.00, a P/E ratio of 50.12 and a beta of 1.17.

Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. Diodes had a return on equity of 6.44% and a net margin of 2.96%. The business had revenue of $285.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $281.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Diodes will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on DIOD shares. Sidoti started coverage on Diodes in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut Diodes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Diodes in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Benchmark downgraded Diodes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Diodes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.00.

In other Diodes news, CEO Keh Shew Lu sold 69,983 shares of Diodes stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.20, for a total value of $2,183,469.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Semiconductor Corp Lite-On sold 7,247 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.36, for a total value of $220,018.92. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 7,772,425 shares in the company, valued at approximately $235,970,823. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 258,276 shares of company stock worth $8,112,422. Corporate insiders own 7.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Diodes

Diodes Incorporated is a manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. The Company’s products include diodes; rectifiers; transistors; metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); protection devices; amplifiers and comparators; Hall-effect and temperature sensors, and power management devices, including light emitting diode (LED) drivers, alternating current (AC)-direct current (DC) and DC-DC switching, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices, such as universal serial bus (USB) power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors and motor controllers.

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