News articles about Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xperi earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1736602843658 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review – is Sony’s down-sized blower any good? (thesun.co.uk)
- Xperi Co. (XPER) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head2Head: Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Apple iPhone 8 (pcauthority.com.au)
- O2 UK introduces Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphones (telecompaper.com)
- Sony Mobile unveils Xperia and XZ2 Compact in UAE (itp.net)
Several brokerages have recently commented on XPER. BidaskClub upgraded Xperi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine lowered Xperi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Benchmark reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective (down previously from $53.00) on shares of Xperi in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on Xperi in a research report on Monday, March 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.50.
Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The semiconductor company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter. Xperi had a positive return on equity of 13.52% and a negative net margin of 15.13%. The company had revenue of $126.65 million for the quarter.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 28th.
In related news, insider Geir Skaaden acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.56 per share, with a total value of $55,680.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 45,248 shares in the company, valued at $839,802.88. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Xperi Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates, develops, and licenses audio, imaging, semiconductor packaging, and interconnect technologies in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Licensing; and Semiconductor and IP Licensing.
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