News headlines about Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Power Integrations earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0191559762865 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

POWI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Power Integrations from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Power Integrations in a research note on Sunday, September 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares initiated coverage on shares of Power Integrations in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Power Integrations from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 target price on shares of Power Integrations in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Power Integrations has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $81.40.

Power Integrations (POWI) traded down $0.55 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $73.55. 102,970 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 110,277. The stock has a market cap of $2,185.69, a P/E ratio of 38.11 and a beta of 1.26. Power Integrations has a 52 week low of $61.44 and a 52 week high of $86.60.

Power Integrations (NASDAQ:POWI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $111.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $111.82 million. Power Integrations had a net margin of 13.69% and a return on equity of 11.95%. The firm’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.67 EPS. analysts expect that Power Integrations will post 2.06 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th were paid a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.76%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. Power Integrations’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.02%.

In related news, VP David Mh Matthews sold 704 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.33, for a total value of $55,144.32. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 42,654 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,341,087.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Steven Sharp sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.49, for a total transaction of $794,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 63,089 shares of company stock worth $5,077,253 in the last ninety days. 4.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Power Integrations

Power Integrations, Inc designs, develops and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), and other electronic components and circuitry used in high-voltage power conversion. The Company’s products are used in power converters that convert electricity from a high-voltage source to the type of power required for downstream use.

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