Xcerra (XCRA) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xcerra earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.653510428364 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

XCRA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Craig Hallum raised Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus raised Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. DA Davidson raised Xcerra from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.25 target price for the company in a report on Friday, February 23rd. ValuEngine lowered Xcerra from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Xcerra presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.35.

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Shares of Xcerra stock traded down $0.09 on Friday, reaching $11.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 750,906 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,171,006. The firm has a market cap of $652.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.06, a PEG ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.43. Xcerra has a 52 week low of $8.81 and a 52 week high of $12.08. The company has a current ratio of 4.79, a quick ratio of 3.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.08. Xcerra had a return on equity of 16.22% and a net margin of 9.85%. The business had revenue of $110.28 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $106.82 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.07 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 37.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Xcerra will post 0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Xcerra Company Profile

Xcerra Corporation provides test and handling capital equipment, interface products, and test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries worldwide. It operates through two segments, Semiconductor Test Solutions and Electronic Manufacturing Solutions. The company offers Diamond series platform that offers high-density packaging for the testing of microcontrollers, and consumer and digital-based ASSP and ASIC devices; X-Series platform that offers configurations for the testing of analog-based ASSP and ASIC, power, automotive, mixed signal, and RF applications; and ASL platform for testing linear, low-end mixed signal, precision analog, and power management devices.

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