News headlines about Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Microsemi earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2501749655755 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Microsemi from $67.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $66.00 target price on shares of Microsemi in a research note on Friday, January 26th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 target price on shares of Microsemi in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Microsemi in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Mizuho boosted their target price on shares of Microsemi from $62.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $65.55.

Shares of Microsemi (NASDAQ MSCC) traded up $0.86 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $60.03. 1,232,723 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,508,623. The company has a current ratio of 2.36, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. Microsemi has a one year low of $46.08 and a one year high of $65.65. The company has a market capitalization of $6,950.00, a PE ratio of 34.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.33.

Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The semiconductor company reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.01. Microsemi had a net margin of 11.10% and a return on equity of 21.50%. The company had revenue of $468.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $460.17 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. Microsemi’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Microsemi will post 3.51 EPS for the current year.

In other Microsemi news, COO Paul H. Pickle sold 6,586 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.09, for a total transaction of $349,650.74. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 25,616 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,359,953.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Frederick C. Goerner sold 3,968 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.51, for a total transaction of $204,391.68. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 57,794 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,976,968.94. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 11,554 shares of company stock worth $605,162 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

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Microsemi Company Profile

Microsemi Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance. The Company offers a portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace and defense, communications, data center and industrial markets.

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