Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.19

Media stories about Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Super Micro Computer earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.507982888511 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on SMCI shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Super Micro Computer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a “positive” rating and set a $31.00 price target (down previously from $33.00) on shares of Super Micro Computer in a research note on Sunday, July 23rd. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target (up previously from $40.00) on shares of Super Micro Computer in a research note on Friday, April 28th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Super Micro Computer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Super Micro Computer in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Super Micro Computer presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.29.

Super Micro Computer (SMCI) opened at 26.75 on Friday. Super Micro Computer has a 52 week low of $20.77 and a 52 week high of $31.75. The company’s 50-day moving average is $26.25 and its 200-day moving average is $25.32. The company has a market cap of $1.31 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.96 and a beta of 0.17.

Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The technology company reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. Super Micro Computer had a net margin of 2.74% and a return on equity of 9.08%. The business had revenue of $717.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $714.99 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.20 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Super Micro Computer will post $2.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Cheng-Hsien Phidias Chou sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.35, for a total value of $48,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 3,137 shares in the company, valued at approximately $76,385.95. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Hwei-Ming Fred Tsai sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.10, for a total transaction of $144,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 254,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,121,400. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 20,000 shares of company stock valued at $487,510 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 23.60% of the company’s stock.

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Super Micro Computer Company Profile

Super Micro Computer, Inc is engaged in developing and providing end-to-end green computing solutions to the cloud computing, data center, enterprise information technology (IT), big data, high performance computing (HPC) and Internet of Things (IoT)/embedded markets. The Company’s solutions range from server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services.

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