News stories about Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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. Cypress Semiconductor earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2184172255081 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research note on Monday, November 20th. SunTrust Banks lowered shares of Cypress Semiconductor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Susquehanna Bancshares started coverage on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “positive” rating and a $20.00 target price for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “underweight” rating and issued a $14.50 price objective on shares of Cypress Semiconductor in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.04.

Cypress Semiconductor (CY) opened at $18.41 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $6,540.00, a P/E ratio of -52.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 2.07. Cypress Semiconductor has a one year low of $12.50 and a one year high of $18.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 1.22.

Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, topping the 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 period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Cypress Semiconductor will post 0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. Cypress Semiconductor’s payout ratio is -125.71%.

In related news, CEO Hassane El-Khoury sold 43,991 shares of Cypress Semiconductor stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.60, for a total value of $774,241.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Sudhir Gopalswamy sold 3,000 shares of Cypress Semiconductor stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.51, for a total transaction of $46,530.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 68,445 shares in the company, valued at $1,061,581.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 73,643 shares of company stock worth $1,284,030. 0.69% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Cypress Semiconductor Company Profile

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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