Barclays PLC lowered its stake in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 13.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,992 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 4,468 shares during the quarter. Barclays PLC owned approximately 0.09% of PDF Solutions worth $366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 0.9% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 803,559 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $10,503,000 after acquiring an additional 7,002 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 140.5% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 17,400 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $227,000 after acquiring an additional 10,164 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 9.1% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 162,182 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,120,000 after acquiring an additional 13,533 shares during the last quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 8.5% in the third quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 12,350 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 971 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 8.4% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 89,715 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,173,000 after acquiring an additional 6,962 shares during the last quarter. 77.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

PDF Solutions stock opened at $16.69 on Friday. PDF Solutions, Inc. has a 52 week low of $7.69 and a 52 week high of $17.42. The stock has a market capitalization of $539.92 million, a P/E ratio of -69.54 and a beta of 1.27. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $15.86 and a 200 day simple moving average of $13.53.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The technology company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05. PDF Solutions had a negative return on equity of 3.66% and a negative net margin of 8.70%. The business had revenue of $21.91 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $21.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. PDF Solutions’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that PDF Solutions, Inc. will post -0.15 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on PDFS. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of PDF Solutions in a research report on Friday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Craig Hallum raised PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.17.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle.

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