News headlines about Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cavium earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor provider an impact score of 46.7441530960912 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) traded down $2.47 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $84.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,404,291 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,133,798. Cavium has a twelve month low of $56.96 and a twelve month high of $90.83. The stock has a market cap of $5,986.81, a PE ratio of -82.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a quick ratio of 2.27, a current ratio of 2.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The semiconductor provider reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. Cavium had a positive return on equity of 14.28% and a negative net margin of 7.00%. The business had revenue of $260.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $260.05 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Cavium will post 2.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CAVM has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $66.00 price objective on shares of Cavium in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of Cavium in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group set a $79.00 price objective on Cavium and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Loop Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $81.00 price objective on shares of Cavium in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Cavium in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.25.

In other Cavium news, VP Anil Kumar Jain sold 8,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.90, for a total value of $730,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 91,616 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,869,814.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Vincent P. Pangrazio sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.22, for a total value of $1,158,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 60,039 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,636,211.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.65% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Cavium Company Profile

Cavium, Inc is a provider of integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent processing for wired and wireless infrastructure and cloud for networking, communications, storage and security applications. The Company’s products consist of multi-core processors for embedded and data center applications, network connectivity for server and switches, storage connectivity, and security processors for offload and appliance.

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