PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $13.00.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on PDFS. Northland Securities set a $6.00 target price on EMCORE and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 24th. BidaskClub raised YY from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Hallmark Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of PDFS. Comerica Bank grew its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 3.5% in the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 27,676 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $369,000 after buying an additional 925 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 225,344 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,900,000 after purchasing an additional 2,158 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 5.7% during the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 72,649 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $612,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 478.3% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,777 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $71,000 after purchasing an additional 4,778 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of PDF Solutions by 59.9% during the 4th quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC now owns 19,451 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 7,287 shares in the last quarter. 83.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of PDF Solutions stock traded down $0.11 during trading on Friday, reaching $12.84. 98,823 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 93,997. The company has a current ratio of 6.90, a quick ratio of 6.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. PDF Solutions has a 1-year low of $7.56 and a 1-year high of $14.00. The stock has a market cap of $419.95 million, a P/E ratio of -53.50 and a beta of 1.34. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $12.83.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The technology company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by $0.02. PDF Solutions had a negative return on equity of 5.00% and a negative net margin of 12.23%. The company had revenue of $20.45 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.48 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 EPS. PDF Solutions’s revenue was down 17.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that PDF Solutions will post -0.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle.

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