News articles about Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Littelfuse earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.7206129787957 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) SVP Ian Highley Sells 9,378 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Littelfuse, Inc.’s FY2018 Earnings (LFUS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokers Offer Predictions for Littelfuse, Inc.’s Q3 2018 Earnings (LFUS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Littelfuse (LFUS) Upgraded to Buy by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) to Post $1.82 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Littelfuse (NASDAQ LFUS) traded up $1.31 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $209.50. The company had a trading volume of 285,284 shares, compared to its average volume of 193,709. The firm has a market cap of $4,760.00, a P/E ratio of 40.37, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.97. Littelfuse has a twelve month low of $149.81 and a twelve month high of $226.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 3.52 and a quick ratio of 2.90.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. Littelfuse’s payout ratio is presently 28.52%.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research raised Littelfuse from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $230.00 price target on shares of Littelfuse in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Littelfuse currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $211.25.
In related news, SVP Ian Highley sold 9,378 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $212.50, for a total transaction of $1,992,825.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 4,121 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $875,712.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.
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Littelfuse Company Profile
Littelfuse, Inc is a supplier of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments. The Electronics segment provides circuit protection components for overcurrent and overvoltage protection, as well as sensor components and modules to manufacturers of a range of electronic products.
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