Press coverage about Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Analog Devices earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.4147138094631 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Analog Devices (ADI) opened at $94.00 on Wednesday. Analog Devices has a 1 year low of $74.65 and a 1 year high of $98.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a current ratio of 1.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $35,010.00, a PE ratio of 278.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.25.

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The semiconductor company reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.49 billion. Analog Devices had a return on equity of 18.78% and a net margin of 13.80%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 54.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.94 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Analog Devices will post 5.57 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a $0.48 dividend. This is a boost from Analog Devices’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.04%. Analog Devices’s payout ratio is 564.71%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on ADI shares. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $103.00 price objective (up from $98.00) on shares of Analog Devices in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Analog Devices from $100.00 to $98.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Analog Devices in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $122.00 price objective (up from $113.00) on shares of Analog Devices in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Analog Devices in a report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $92.00 price objective for the company. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $100.57.

In related news, SVP Joseph Hassett sold 18,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.06, for a total value of $1,565,104.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 30,139 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,563,623.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP Margaret K. Seif sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.83, for a total value of $621,810.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 84,618 shares of company stock worth $7,554,228. Insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Inc (Analog Devices) designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. Its products include Analog Products, Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, Power Management and Reference, and Digital Signal Processing Products.

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