Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Teradyne (TER) Stock Price

News articles about Teradyne (NYSE:TER) have trended positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Teradyne earned a news impact score of 0.44 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:

Shares of Teradyne (NYSE:TER) traded up 1.584% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $32.385. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,621,065 shares. Teradyne has a 12 month low of $18.07 and a 12 month high of $32.43. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $30.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.61. The stock’s market capitalization is $6.49 billion.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.10. Teradyne had a negative net margin of 2.48% and a positive return on equity of 16.79%. The company earned $380 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $348.23 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. Teradyne’s quarterly revenue was up 19.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Teradyne will post $1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on TER shares. Robert W. Baird started coverage on Teradyne in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Summit Redstone reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Friday, January 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Teradyne from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 27th. Cowen and Company boosted their price target on Teradyne from $27.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 26th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target (up previously from $30.00) on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Teradyne presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $28.55.

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In related news, insider Walter G. Vahey sold 9,188 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.16, for a total value of $267,922.08. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 40,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,183,691.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Brad Robbins sold 1,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.17, for a total transaction of $47,889.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 53,403 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,504,362.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 27,288 shares of company stock valued at $802,631. 0.76% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Teradyne Company Profile

Teradyne, Inc supplies automation equipment for test and industrial applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronics systems in the consumer electronics, wireless, automotive, industrial, communications, and aerospace and defense industries.

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