Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Teradyne (TER) Stock Price

News articles about Teradyne (NYSE:TER) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Teradyne earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.3665704558516 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Teradyne (NYSE:TER) traded up $0.07 on Friday, reaching $44.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,130,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,040,000. 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 company has a market cap of $8,750.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 1.01. Teradyne has a 1 year low of $25.80 and a 1 year high of $46.48.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. Teradyne’s dividend payout ratio is currently 13.08%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on TER shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Teradyne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Teradyne in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on Teradyne from $36.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup upped their price target on Teradyne from $43.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group raised Teradyne from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $42.55.

In other Teradyne news, Director Michael A. Bradley sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.67, for a total transaction of $873,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 133,504 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,830,119.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Charles Jeffrey Gray sold 8,161 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.25, for a total value of $344,802.25. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 31,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,330,875. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 140,206 shares of company stock valued at $6,066,881 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 0.62% of the company’s stock.

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Teradyne Company Profile

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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