Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Xperi (XPER) Share Price

Media coverage about Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xperi earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.2758851197921 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Xperi (XPER) opened at $23.60 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.15, a current ratio of 3.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The company has a market capitalization of $1,163.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.24, a PEG ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 0.73. Xperi has a 12 month low of $16.70 and a 12 month high of $45.95.

Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $88.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $94.20 million. Xperi had a positive return on equity of 8.10% and a negative net margin of 22.54%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 41.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.39%. Xperi’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -55.56%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xperi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Bank of America lowered shares of Xperi from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Xperi from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.00.

In related news, CEO Jon Kirchner acquired 5,000 shares of Xperi stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $18.75 per share, for a total transaction of $93,750.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Richard Hill acquired 10,000 shares of Xperi stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.75 per share, with a total value of $187,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 60,854 shares in the company, valued at $1,141,012.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 21,388 shares of company stock valued at $400,127 over the last 90 days. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Xperi Company Profile

Tessera Holding Corporation is a product and technology licensing company. The Company’s technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas, such as audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, three dimensional (3D) semiconductor interconnect and packaging.

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