News coverage about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monolithic Power Systems earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8652243769856 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ MPWR) traded up $1.49 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $121.56. 206,995 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 234,480. Monolithic Power Systems has a one year low of $83.75 and a one year high of $126.80. The firm has a market cap of $4,984.94, a PE ratio of 75.50, a PEG ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 1.26.

Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.02. Monolithic Power Systems had a net margin of 15.66% and a return on equity of 15.40%. The company had revenue of $128.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $126.11 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.66 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 21.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Monolithic Power Systems will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.66%. Monolithic Power Systems’s dividend payout ratio is presently 49.69%.

MPWR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Monolithic Power Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Monolithic Power Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Monolithic Power Systems from $117.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on shares of Monolithic Power Systems in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $132.00 target price for the company. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Monolithic Power Systems in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $129.25.

In other news, VP Saria Tseng sold 4,998 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.62, for a total value of $627,848.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 266,726 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,506,120.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Theodore Blegen sold 462 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.68, for a total transaction of $55,754.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 41,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,967,188.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 82,994 shares of company stock valued at $10,010,168 in the last quarter. Insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

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Monolithic Power Systems Company Profile

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc designs, develops and markets integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures. The Company operates in the design, development, marketing and sale of power solutions for the communications, storage and computing, consumer and industrial markets segment.

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