Media stories about Teradyne (NYSE:TER) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Teradyne earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.7537264605051 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Teradyne (NYSE TER) traded down $0.74 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $43.28. 1,392,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,442,622. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 4.96 and a quick ratio of 4.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,634.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.04. Teradyne has a 52 week low of $23.39 and a 52 week high of $44.63.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $503.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $472.86 million. Teradyne had a net margin of 21.11% and a return on equity of 22.39%. Teradyne’s quarterly revenue was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.31 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Teradyne will post 2.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 28th. Teradyne’s dividend payout ratio is currently 13.08%.

Several research analysts have commented on TER shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Teradyne from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “positive” rating and set a $48.00 price objective (up from $37.00) on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Cowen and Company set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Teradyne and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. Teradyne currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.00.

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In other news, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 22,168 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.64, for a total transaction of $790,067.52. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 194,938 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,947,590.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 15,248 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.86, for a total transaction of $546,793.28. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 172,322 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,179,466.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 236,012 shares of company stock valued at $9,495,829 over the last three months. Insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.

About Teradyne

Teradyne, Inc supplies automation equipment for test and industrial applications. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronics systems in the consumer electronics, wireless, automotive, industrial, communications, and aerospace and defense industries.

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