Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8541317468792 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on AOSL shares. BidaskClub cut Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 target price (down previously from $17.00) on shares of Alpha & Omega Semiconductor in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Alpha & Omega Semiconductor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

Shares of AOSL opened at $15.30 on Friday. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor has a 1 year low of $13.52 and a 1 year high of $20.48. The stock has a market cap of $365.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.32 and a beta of 0.36.

Alpha & Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The semiconductor company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16. Alpha & Omega Semiconductor had a return on equity of 4.84% and a net margin of 4.82%. The firm had revenue of $103.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $101.93 million. sell-side analysts expect that Alpha & Omega Semiconductor will post 0.54 EPS for the current year.

In other Alpha & Omega Semiconductor news, CFO Yifan Liang sold 15,075 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.70, for a total transaction of $266,827.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 21.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Alpha & Omega Semiconductor

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and its subsidiaries design, develop, and supply various power semiconductors. It offers various power discrete products, including low, medium, and high voltage power metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); and SRFETs, XSFET, electrostatic discharges, protected MOSFETs, and insulated gate bipolar transistors, which are used for routing current and switching voltages in power control circuits.

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