Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) by 1.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,023,104 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,037 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 5.57% of Xcerra Corporation worth $29,536,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of XCRA. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Xcerra Corporation by 6.6% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 245,650 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $2,184,000 after purchasing an additional 15,165 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Xcerra Corporation in the 1st quarter valued at $131,000. American International Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Xcerra Corporation by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 32,582 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $290,000 after purchasing an additional 2,148 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Xcerra Corporation by 10.3% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 93,362 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $830,000 after purchasing an additional 8,717 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Xcerra Corporation by 11.4% in the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 164,520 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $1,463,000 after purchasing an additional 16,843 shares during the last quarter. 86.40% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on XCRA. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $10.25 target price on shares of Xcerra Corporation in a research report on Saturday, September 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Xcerra Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.40.

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In related news, VP Pascal Ronde sold 50,000 shares of Xcerra Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.74, for a total value of $487,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 317,250 shares in the company, valued at $3,090,015. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The semiconductor company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $126.93 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.97 million. Xcerra Corporation had a net margin of 5.77% and a return on equity of 9.08%.

About Xcerra Corporation

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA)

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