Shares of Kyocera Corp. (NYSE:KYO) have been given an average broker rating score of 4.00 (Sell) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus target price of $43.81 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Kyocera Corp. an industry rank of 112 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

KYO has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kyocera Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th. BNP Paribas upgraded Kyocera Corp. from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th.

Kyocera Corp. (NYSE:KYO) traded up 0.35% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $49.12. The stock had a trading volume of 419 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $48.17 and a 200-day moving average of $47.68. The stock has a market cap of $18.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.46 and a beta of 0.80. Kyocera Corp. has a 1-year low of $38.01 and a 1-year high of $50.93.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Kyocera Corp. by 3.4% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 534,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,586,000 after buying an additional 17,800 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in Kyocera Corp. by 1.5% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 128,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,682,000 after buying an additional 1,905 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in Kyocera Corp. by 275.3% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 3,002 shares of the company’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 2,202 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in Kyocera Corp. by 3.7% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 55,455 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,449,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Finally, Glenmede Trust Co. NA boosted its position in Kyocera Corp. by 25,652.0% in the second quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 45,581 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,170,000 after buying an additional 45,404 shares during the period. 0.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Kyocera Corp.

Kyocera Corporation is engaged in various fields, from fine ceramic components to electronic devices, equipment, services and networks. The Company operates through seven segments: Fine Ceramic Parts Group, Semiconductor Parts Group, Applied Ceramic Products Group, Electronic Device Group, Telecommunications Equipment Group, Information Equipment Group and Others.

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