News coverage about Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Littelfuse earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.9693777890673 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $441.85 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Edited Transcript of LFUS earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-18 2:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $2.40 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Littelfuse, Inc. (LFUS) Director T J. Chung Sells 1,200 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
LFUS opened at $222.21 on Wednesday. Littelfuse has a 1-year low of $166.40 and a 1-year high of $238.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 2.69 and a current ratio of 3.59. The company has a market capitalization of $5.49 billion, a PE ratio of 28.71, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.97.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 22nd. This is an increase from Littelfuse’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. Littelfuse’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 19.12%.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $257.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Littelfuse presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $224.00.
In related news, SVP Ian Highley sold 12,118 shares of Littelfuse stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $219.80, for a total transaction of $2,663,536.40. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,670,789.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director T J. Chung sold 1,200 shares of Littelfuse stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $227.41, for a total transaction of $272,892.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 16,940 shares in the company, valued at $3,852,325.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 30,943 shares of company stock worth $6,950,710. 3.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Littelfuse Company Profile
Littelfuse, Inc designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection products worldwide. The company's Electronics segment offers fuses and fuse accessories, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, varistors, and gas discharge tubes; and semiconductor and power semiconductor products, such as discrete transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes, TVS diode arrays, protection and switching thyristors, silicon carbide, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, and silicon carbide diodes, as well as insulated gate bipolar transistors.
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