Xperi Co. (NASDAQ:XPER) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on XPER. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xperi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Royal Bank of Canada began coverage on shares of Xperi in a research report on Monday, March 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 price objective for the company. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective (down from $53.00) on shares of Xperi in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Xperi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd.

In related news, insider Geir Skaaden purchased 3,000 shares of Xperi stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 6th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.56 per share, for a total transaction of $55,680.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 45,248 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $839,802.88. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Xperi in the fourth quarter worth $151,000. MYDA Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Xperi in the fourth quarter valued at $293,000. Aperio Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Xperi by 45.4% in the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 12,548 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $306,000 after buying an additional 3,917 shares in the last quarter. Ellington Management Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Xperi in the fourth quarter valued at $312,000. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB bought a new position in shares of Xperi in the fourth quarter valued at $319,000.

Xperi (XPER) traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $23.75. 194,445 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 532,926. Xperi has a 52 week low of $16.70 and a 52 week high of $38.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 2.54 and a current ratio of 2.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,175.63, a PE ratio of -20.79 and a beta of 0.57.

Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The semiconductor company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter. Xperi had a negative net margin of 15.13% and a positive return on equity of 13.52%. The company had revenue of $126.65 million during the quarter.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. Xperi’s payout ratio is -70.18%.

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About Xperi

Tessera Holding Corporation is a product and technology licensing company. The Company’s technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas, such as audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, three dimensional (3D) semiconductor interconnect and packaging.

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