Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.13

Media headlines about Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Skyworks Solutions earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 45.7875301373828 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

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A number of brokerages have issued reports on SWKS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Skyworks Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. B. Riley reduced their price target on shares of Skyworks Solutions from $131.00 to $128.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Drexel Hamilton reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $128.00 price target on shares of Skyworks Solutions in a report on Monday, February 5th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Skyworks Solutions in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, UBS began coverage on shares of Skyworks Solutions in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $105.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Skyworks Solutions currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $116.89.

Shares of NASDAQ:SWKS traded up $1.72 on Tuesday, reaching $99.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,336,534 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,343,091. Skyworks Solutions has a 52-week low of $93.05 and a 52-week high of $117.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,937.83, a P/E ratio of 16.63, a PEG ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.63.

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 5th. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $2.00 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.91 by $0.09. Skyworks Solutions had a net margin of 21.72% and a return on equity of 30.21%. The business had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.05 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.61 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Skyworks Solutions will post 6.67 earnings per share for the current year.

Skyworks Solutions declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Monday, February 5th that permits the company to buyback $1.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the semiconductor manufacturer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

In related news, insider Peter L. Gammel sold 9,000 shares of Skyworks Solutions stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.19, for a total transaction of $892,710.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 21,420 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,124,649.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Peter L. Gammel sold 10,750 shares of Skyworks Solutions stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $111.21, for a total transaction of $1,195,507.50. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 18,670 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,076,290.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 105,050 shares of company stock valued at $11,308,448. 0.47% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Skyworks Solutions

Skyworks Solutions, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary semiconductor products, including intellectual property worldwide. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators/isolators, DC/DC converters, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, diversity receive modules, filters, front-end modules, hybrids, LED drivers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, modulators, optocouplers/optoisolators, phase shifters, phase locked loops, power dividers/combiners, receivers, switches, synthesizers, technical ceramics, voltage controlled oscillators/synthesizers, and voltage regulators.

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