Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) shares dropped 6.3% during mid-day trading on Thursday after B. Riley lowered their price target on the stock from $68.00 to $65.00. B. Riley currently has a buy rating on the stock. Semtech traded as low as $51.10 and last traded at $51.98. Approximately 2,255,360 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 319% from the average daily volume of 538,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $55.50.
Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Roth Capital set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Semtech and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 29th. ValuEngine cut shares of Semtech from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Semtech from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Semtech in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares initiated coverage on shares of Semtech in a report on Friday, December 7th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $54.00 price objective on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Semtech has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.00.
In other news, EVP John Michael Wilson sold 5,000 shares of Semtech stock in a transaction on Monday, December 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.52, for a total value of $227,600.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 77,419 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,524,112.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Emeka Chukwu sold 1,100 shares of Semtech stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.97, for a total transaction of $60,467.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 98,297 shares in the company, valued at $5,403,386.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 52,300 shares of company stock worth $2,516,512 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.
The firm has a market cap of $3.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 1.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 3.53 and a current ratio of 4.03.
Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 13th. The semiconductor company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $160.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $158.48 million. Semtech had a net margin of 7.97% and a return on equity of 14.23%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. Research analysts predict that Semtech Co. will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.
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About Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC)
Semtech Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms. The company provides signal integrity products, including a portfolio of optical data communications and video transport products used in various enterprise computing, industrial, communications, and high-end consumer applications; and a portfolio of integrated circuits for data centers, enterprise networks, passive optical networks, wireless base station optical transceivers, and high-speed interface applications.
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