Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Inphi (IPHI) Stock Price

News articles about Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Inphi earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.5976105375339 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) traded up $0.24 on Friday, hitting $38.63. 369,651 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 531,592. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 7.20 and a quick ratio of 6.72. Inphi has a twelve month low of $33.00 and a twelve month high of $51.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,630.00, a PE ratio of -28.61, a PEG ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.03.

Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The semiconductor company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.27. Inphi had a negative net margin of 16.27% and a positive return on equity of 7.79%. The firm had revenue of $84.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.46 earnings per share. Inphi’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Inphi will post 0.51 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have commented on IPHI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Inphi from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Inphi from $42.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. B. Riley downgraded shares of Inphi to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Rosenblatt Securities cut shares of Inphi from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Inphi in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $45.00.

In other news, Director Diosdado P. Banatao sold 17,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.34, for a total transaction of $685,780.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 6,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $263,904.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Charles Roach sold 28,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.27, for a total transaction of $1,127,560.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 93,947 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,783,245.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 100,298 shares of company stock worth $4,038,867 in the last 90 days. 3.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Inphi Company Profile

Inphi Corporation is a provider of analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and datacenter markets. The Company’s solutions provide an interface between analog signals and digital information in systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment and datacenters.

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