Gateway Investment Advisers LLC lowered its position in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) by 2.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 274,431 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 5,928 shares during the quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings in Teradyne were worth $11,490,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. WFG Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Teradyne by 21.9% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 3,900 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $117,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in Teradyne by 2,678.1% in the third quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 4,195 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $156,000 after acquiring an additional 4,044 shares during the last quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC acquired a new position in Teradyne in the third quarter valued at $179,000. TLP Group LLC acquired a new position in Teradyne in the second quarter valued at $201,000. Finally, Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC acquired a new position in Teradyne in the third quarter valued at $201,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.45% of the company’s stock.
Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) opened at $47.42 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $9,300.00, a PE ratio of 22.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.01. Teradyne, Inc. has a one year low of $25.92 and a one year high of $47.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 4.67 and a current ratio of 4.96.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.59%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 28th. Teradyne’s dividend payout ratio is presently 13.08%.
In related news, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.67, for a total value of $873,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 133,504 shares in the company, valued at $5,830,119.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.80, for a total value of $428,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 145,836 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,241,780.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 140,206 shares of company stock worth $6,066,881. 0.62% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
TER has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Teradyne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $48.00 target price (up previously from $37.00) on shares of Teradyne in a report on Friday, October 27th. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Teradyne from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Teradyne in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on Teradyne from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Teradyne has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $42.55.
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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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