PDF Solutions (PDFS) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.33

News headlines about PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. Alpha One, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PDF Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 16 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS)

PDFS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Northland Securities cut shares of PDF Solutions from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.67.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) traded up 0.92% on Friday, reaching $16.42. 197,768 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $16.98 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.11. The company has a market capitalization of $527.77 million, a P/E ratio of 71.70 and a beta of 1.53. PDF Solutions has a 1-year low of $13.18 and a 1-year high of $24.44.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The technology company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.12. PDF Solutions had a net margin of 7.07% and a return on equity of 4.31%. The company had revenue of $24.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that PDF Solutions will post $0.58 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.61, for a total value of $249,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 335,623 shares in the company, valued at $5,574,698.03. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold 90,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,534,800 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 16.20% of the company’s stock.

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PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.

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