News coverage about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Monolithic Power Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6175813103102 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPWR) VP Sells $175,028.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Monolithic Power Systems to Report First Quarter Results on April 30, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPWR) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Oppenheimer Raises Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) Price Target to $110.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
NASDAQ MPWR opened at $120.24 on Friday. Monolithic Power Systems has a 12-month low of $89.67 and a 12-month high of $127.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,239.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 64.99, a PEG ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 1.28.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. This is a positive change from Monolithic Power Systems’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Monolithic Power Systems’s payout ratio is 64.86%.
Several research firms have issued reports on MPWR. BidaskClub raised shares of Monolithic Power Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Monolithic Power Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Raymond James began coverage on shares of Monolithic Power Systems in a report on Thursday, April 12th. They issued a “strong-buy” rating and a $140.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Monolithic Power Systems presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $130.44.
In other news, CEO Michael Hsing sold 96,181 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.19, for a total transaction of $10,405,822.39. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,318,001 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $142,594,528.19. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Theodore Blegen sold 450 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.66, for a total transaction of $54,297.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 40,142 shares in the company, valued at $4,843,533.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 356,141 shares of company stock worth $40,038,008 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.
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Monolithic Power Systems Company Profile
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc designs, develops and markets integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures. The Company operates in the design, development, marketing and sale of power solutions for the communications, storage and computing, consumer and industrial markets segment.
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