News articles about Teradyne (NYSE:TER) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Teradyne earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.7812231117095 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Trader’s Buzzers: Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX), Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Insider Selling: Teradyne, Inc. (TER) Insider Sells 7,431 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Teradyne, Inc. (TER) Insider Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Trend-Spotting Tool Analysis – Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) – The Investor Guide (wallstreetnews24.com)
- Guide to Trend Direction – Teradyne Inc (NYSE: TER) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on TER shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Teradyne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “positive” rating and set a $48.00 price target (up previously from $37.00) on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Teradyne from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of Teradyne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, DA Davidson lifted their price target on shares of Teradyne to $55.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $48.00.
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The semiconductor company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $479.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $438.85 million. Teradyne had a net margin of 12.06% and a return on equity of 23.37%. The company’s revenue was up 26.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Teradyne will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Teradyne announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, January 24th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.50 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the semiconductor company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. This is an increase from Teradyne’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. Teradyne’s payout ratio is presently 22.22%.
In other news, insider Mark E. Jagiela sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.96, for a total value of $1,348,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 244,516 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,993,439.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Charles Jeffrey Gray sold 5,040 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.25, for a total transaction of $238,140.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 31,593 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,492,769.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 246,009 shares of company stock valued at $11,088,477 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.
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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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