News headlines about Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maxwell Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 48.7868108380165 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on MXWL. Oppenheimer reduced their target price on Maxwell Technologies from $7.00 to $6.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Canaccord Genuity started coverage on Maxwell Technologies in a report on Friday, August 3rd. They set a “hold” rating and a $5.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded Maxwell Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Maxwell Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Maxwell Technologies in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.10.

Shares of Maxwell Technologies traded down $0.20, hitting $3.34, during mid-day trading on Friday, according to 744,325 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 268,607. The company has a market cap of $135.07 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.67 and a beta of 0.10. Maxwell Technologies has a twelve month low of $3.24 and a twelve month high of $6.61. The company has a quick ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 2.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The electronics maker reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $29.46 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.90 million. Maxwell Technologies had a negative return on equity of 33.83% and a negative net margin of 34.65%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 20.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.15) earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Maxwell Technologies will post -0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Maxwell Technologies

Maxwell Technologies, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets energy storage and power delivery products worldwide. The company provides ultracapacitor cells, multi-cell packs, modules, and subsystems that provide energy storage and power delivery solutions for applications in automotive, grid energy storage, wind, bus, industrial, and truck industries; and lithium-ion capacitors, which are energy storage devices designed to address various applications in the rail, grid, and industrial markets.

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