First National Bank of Omaha boosted its position in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) by 13.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 27,801 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,229 shares during the period. First National Bank of Omaha’s holdings in Littelfuse were worth $4,930,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in LFUS. FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 12,836.6% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 26,520 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,839,000 after purchasing an additional 26,315 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 8.7% during the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 25,995 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,743,000 after purchasing an additional 2,085 shares during the period. Private Trust Co. NA grew its stake in shares of Littelfuse by 12.9% during the 2nd quarter. Private Trust Co. NA now owns 3,123 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $552,000 after purchasing an additional 358 shares during the period. Zions Bancorporation N.A. acquired a new position in shares of Littelfuse during the 2nd quarter worth $210,000. Finally, Sanders Morris Harris LLC acquired a new position in shares of Littelfuse during the 2nd quarter worth $533,000. 99.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on LFUS shares. Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Thursday, October 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $215.00 price objective on the stock. Cowen decreased their price objective on shares of Littelfuse from $200.00 to $195.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 22nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on shares of Littelfuse from $170.00 to $165.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 31st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $195.86.

In other news, SVP Deepak Nayar sold 2,264 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $183.96, for a total transaction of $416,485.44. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 5,766 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,060,713.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CAO Jeffrey G. Gorski sold 600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $183.93, for a total transaction of $110,358.00. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 3,312 shares in the company, valued at $609,176.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,256 shares of company stock worth $598,344. 3.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

NASDAQ:LFUS traded down $0.64 on Friday, reaching $183.95. The stock had a trading volume of 4,978 shares, compared to its average volume of 153,106. The company has a market cap of $4.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.37, a P/E/G ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 4.05 and a quick ratio of 3.09. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $180.94 and its two-hundred day moving average is $174.53. Littelfuse, Inc. has a 12-month low of $149.80 and a 12-month high of $206.00.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 30th. The technology company reported $1.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $362.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $372.14 million. Littelfuse had a net margin of 9.51% and a return on equity of 12.62%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.49 EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that Littelfuse, Inc. will post 6.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 21st will be issued a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 20th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.04%. Littelfuse’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 20.34%.

Littelfuse Profile

Littelfuse, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection, power control, and sensing products worldwide. The company's Electronics segment offers fuses and fuse accessories, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, varistors, magnetic sensing products, and gas discharge tubes; and discrete transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes, TVS diode arrays, protection and switching thyristors, silicon carbide, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, and silicon carbide diodes, as well as insulated gate bipolar transistors.

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