Media headlines about Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. Maxwell Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.7694888936221 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
MXWL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Maxwell Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Roth Capital upgraded Maxwell Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Maxwell Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of Maxwell Technologies in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Maxwell Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.70.
Shares of Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.44. The company had a trading volume of 213,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 228,426. The company has a current ratio of 2.57, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Maxwell Technologies has a one year low of $4.29 and a one year high of $6.61.
In other news, Director Jorg Buchheim bought 250,000 shares of Maxwell Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $5.18 per share, with a total value of $1,295,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 328,180 shares in the company, valued at $1,699,972.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Franz Fink bought 230,000 shares of Maxwell Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $4.98 per share, for a total transaction of $1,145,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 3.54% of the company’s stock.
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About Maxwell Technologies
Maxwell Technologies, Inc develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial, information technology and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. The Company offers three product lines: Ultracapacitors, High-Voltage Capacitors and Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products.
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