CEVA (CEVA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows
Media stories about CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CEVA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8604580990699 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- $19.17 Million in Sales Expected for CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- ANAQUA to Unify and Simplify Ceva’s IP Management (bizjournals.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) Will Post Earnings of $0.14 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for CEVA, Inc. Issued By Oppenheimer (CEVA) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms recently issued reports on CEVA. Barclays dropped their price target on CEVA from $54.00 to $50.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Canaccord Genuity began coverage on CEVA in a research note on Friday, February 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded CEVA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CEVA from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded CEVA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. CEVA presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.57.
CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The semiconductor company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.25. CEVA had a return on equity of 7.82% and a net margin of 19.46%. The company had revenue of $21.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.17 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.32 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that CEVA will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Sven Christer Nilsson sold 27,285 shares of CEVA stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.50, for a total value of $1,296,037.50. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 28,282 shares in the company, valued at $1,343,395. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Issachar Ohana sold 1,965 shares of CEVA stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.10, for a total value of $98,446.50. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 28,289 shares in the company, valued at $1,417,278.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 58,467 shares of company stock worth $2,834,039 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.
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CEVA, Inc (CEVA) is a licensor of signal processing intellectual property (IP). The Company partners with semiconductor companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet of things (IoT).
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