Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) VP Pascal Ronde sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.96, for a total value of $298,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 277,250 shares in the company, valued at $2,761,410. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Xcerra Corp (XCRA) opened at $10.01 on Wednesday. Xcerra Corp has a 1 year low of $7.21 and a 1 year high of $10.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 4.27 and a quick ratio of 3.23. The company has a market capitalization of $549.37, a P/E ratio of 13.90, a P/E/G ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.59.

Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The semiconductor company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.14. Xcerra had a return on equity of 14.63% and a net margin of 9.30%. The firm had revenue of $120.29 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.30 million. equities analysts anticipate that Xcerra Corp will post 0.97 earnings per share for the current year.

XCRA has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Xcerra from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Xcerra has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.40.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Principal Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Xcerra in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Sii Investments Inc. WI bought a new position in Xcerra during the 3rd quarter valued at $109,000. Balyasny Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Xcerra by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 14,341 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 870 shares in the last quarter. LMR Partners LLP bought a new position in Xcerra during the 3rd quarter valued at $144,000. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in Xcerra by 24.8% during the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 17,096 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $167,000 after purchasing an additional 3,400 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.25% of the company’s stock.

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Xcerra Company Profile

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures.

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