Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.9404013319605 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Alpha and Omega Semiconductor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Northland Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. B. Riley raised their target price on Alpha and Omega Semiconductor from $24.00 to $27.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

Shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ AOSL) opened at $17.47 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $417.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.64 and a beta of 0.26. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a one year low of $14.81 and a one year high of $23.00.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $104.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $103.15 million. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor had a net margin of 3.92% and a return on equity of 4.85%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.14 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Alpha and Omega Semiconductor will post 0.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Yifan Liang sold 15,075 shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.70, for a total transaction of $266,827.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Daniel Kuang Ming Chang sold 3,398 shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total transaction of $61,164.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 21.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Alpha and Omega Semiconductor

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs).

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