Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) by 10.4% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 50,126 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 4,707 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Teradyne were worth $1,505,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in TER. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Teradyne by 3.6% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 15,623 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $486,000 after buying an additional 540 shares during the last quarter. AXA boosted its position in shares of Teradyne by 34.4% in the first quarter. AXA now owns 984,534 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $30,619,000 after buying an additional 252,102 shares during the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Teradyne during the first quarter valued at $2,407,000. James Investment Research Inc. boosted its position in shares of Teradyne by 872.2% in the second quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 48,610 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,460,000 after buying an additional 43,610 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Teradyne by 5.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,743,214 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $520,713,000 after buying an additional 802,000 shares during the last quarter. 93.72% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) traded up 2.64% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $33.48. 2,342,428 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $33.22 and its 200 day moving average is $32.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.95. Teradyne, Inc. has a 52-week low of $20.07 and a 52-week high of $36.86.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.04. Teradyne had a return on equity of 21.25% and a net margin of 20.08%. The firm had revenue of $697 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $683.66 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 31.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Teradyne, Inc. will post $1.97 earnings per share for the current year.

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TER has been the topic of several recent research reports. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Teradyne in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on shares of Teradyne from $32.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Teradyne from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of Teradyne from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Teradyne from $27.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Teradyne currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.70.

In other Teradyne news, insider Mark E. Jagiela sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.50, for a total value of $1,035,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 248,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,570,248.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Brad Robbins sold 15,892 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.54, for a total value of $548,909.68. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,171 shares in the company, valued at $662,166.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 63,127 shares of company stock worth $2,190,650. 0.62% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Teradyne Company Profile

Teradyne, Inc supplies automation equipment for test and industrial applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronics systems in the consumer electronics, wireless, automotive, industrial, communications, and aerospace and defense industries.

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