News coverage about MaxLinear (NYSE:MXL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. MaxLinear earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.3293692616814 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on MXL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MaxLinear from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Roth Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of MaxLinear in a report on Friday, December 29th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of MaxLinear in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. MaxLinear has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.60.

MaxLinear (NYSE:MXL) opened at $25.09 on Friday. MaxLinear has a 1-year low of $20.38 and a 1-year high of $32.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 1.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,737.56, a PE ratio of 96.50 and a beta of 0.47.

MaxLinear (NYSE:MXL) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.06. MaxLinear had a return on equity of 20.96% and a net margin of 4.73%. The company had revenue of $113.58 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $115.77 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. MaxLinear’s revenue was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that MaxLinear will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

In other MaxLinear news, VP Brendan Walsh sold 25,018 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $700,504.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 155,441 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,352,348. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 11.92% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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MaxLinear Company Profile

MaxLinear, Inc is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications and the connected home, and wired and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company’s RF receiver products capture and process digital and analog broadband signals to be decoded for various applications.

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