Xperi (XPER) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xperi earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.5496492934473 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

XPER has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Bank of America downgraded shares of Xperi from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xperi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Xperi from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.

Shares of Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) opened at $24.90 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,210.00, a PE ratio of -17.17 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 3.15 and a current ratio of 3.15. Xperi has a one year low of $16.70 and a one year high of $45.95.

Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $88.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $94.20 million. Xperi had a positive return on equity of 8.10% and a negative net margin of 22.54%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 41.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.21%. Xperi’s payout ratio is -55.17%.

In related news, Director Richard Hill purchased 10,000 shares of Xperi stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.75 per share, for a total transaction of $187,500.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 60,854 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,141,012.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Robert J. Andersen purchased 2,000 shares of Xperi stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $17.75 per share, for a total transaction of $35,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 21,388 shares of company stock worth $400,127 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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Xperi Company Profile

Tessera Holding Corporation is a product and technology licensing company. The Company’s technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas, such as audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, three dimensional (3D) semiconductor interconnect and packaging.

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