News stories about Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Skyworks Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of -2.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor manufacturer an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Skyworks Solutions’ analysis:

SWKS traded down $0.76 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $72.08. 3,099,931 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,142,127. Skyworks Solutions has a 1 year low of $71.63 and a 1 year high of $115.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.72 billion, a PE ratio of 10.87, a P/E/G ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 0.64.

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $1.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.92 by $0.02. Skyworks Solutions had a net margin of 23.74% and a return on equity of 30.59%. The company had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.82 EPS. Skyworks Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Skyworks Solutions will post 7.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 27th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 26th. Skyworks Solutions’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.93%.

Several equities analysts recently commented on SWKS shares. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective (up from $115.00) on shares of Skyworks Solutions in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Canaccord Genuity decreased their price objective on shares of Skyworks Solutions from $115.00 to $102.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday. Citigroup lowered shares of Skyworks Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. Oppenheimer decreased their price objective on shares of Skyworks Solutions from $120.00 to $110.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday. Finally, Charter Equity reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Skyworks Solutions in a research report on Friday. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $107.36.

In other news, Director David J. Aldrich sold 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.48, for a total transaction of $497,640.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 147,752 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,368,600.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David J. Aldrich sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.25, for a total transaction of $258,750.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 144,251 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,441,648.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 34,500 shares of company stock valued at $3,126,050 over the last three months. 0.47% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Skyworks Solutions Company Profile

Skyworks Solutions, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property worldwide. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, LED drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase shifters, phase locked loops, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators.

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