Press coverage about Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xcerra Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.8725950333069 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Xcerra Corporation (XCRA) opened at $9.79 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 2.78 and a current ratio of 3.61. The stock has a market cap of $532.16, a PE ratio of 19.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 1.60. Xcerra Corporation has a one year low of $5.87 and a one year high of $10.01.

Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The semiconductor company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $126.93 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $106.97 million. Xcerra Corporation had a net margin of 5.77% and a return on equity of 9.08%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Xcerra Corporation will post 0.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

XCRA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, September 2nd. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $10.25 price objective on shares of Xcerra Corporation in a report on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Xcerra Corporation in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Xcerra Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.40.

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In other Xcerra Corporation news, VP Pascal Ronde sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.74, for a total transaction of $487,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 317,250 shares in the company, valued at $3,090,015. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Xcerra Corporation

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures.

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