Media coverage about Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xperi earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44.5009606458161 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Xperi (XPER) opened at $22.45 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $1,111.55, a PE ratio of -19.69 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 2.54 and a quick ratio of 2.54. Xperi has a 12 month low of $16.70 and a 12 month high of $38.60.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.56%. Xperi’s payout ratio is -70.18%.
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (down previously from $53.00) on shares of Xperi in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Xperi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xperi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Xperi in a research note on Monday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Xperi presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.50.
In other news, insider Geir Skaaden acquired 3,000 shares of Xperi stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.56 per share, with a total value of $55,680.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 45,248 shares in the company, valued at $839,802.88. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Xperi Company Profile
Tessera Holding Corporation is a product and technology licensing company. The Company’s technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas, such as audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, three dimensional (3D) semiconductor interconnect and packaging.