Media coverage about Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cypress Semiconductor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.4840527204781 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $17.25. 4,482,993 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,590,000. Cypress Semiconductor has a 52 week low of $12.46 and a 52 week high of $17.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.59. The firm has a market cap of $5,760.00, a P/E ratio of -55.65, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 2.17.

Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.03. Cypress Semiconductor had a negative net margin of 4.02% and a positive return on equity of 12.48%. The company had revenue of $597.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $593.15 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Cypress Semiconductor will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.55%. Cypress Semiconductor’s dividend payout ratio is presently -141.94%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on CY shares. Loop Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target (up previously from $17.00) on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cypress Semiconductor from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a $14.50 price target on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cypress Semiconductor from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Cypress Semiconductor presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.04.

In other news, SVP Sudhir Gopalswamy sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.51, for a total value of $46,530.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 68,445 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,061,581.95. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 9,000 shares of company stock worth $146,520 in the last 90 days. 0.69% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation manufactures embedded system solutions for automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. The Company’s segments include Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and Memory Products Division (MPD). MCD focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions.

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