News coverage about Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xperi earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.83441811816 out of 100, indicating 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 articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) opened at $20.40 on Friday. Xperi has a 1 year low of $16.70 and a 1 year high of $45.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 3.15 and a current ratio of 3.15. The firm has a market cap of $956.70, a P/E ratio of 27.32, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 0.73.

Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The semiconductor company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by ($0.06). Xperi had a positive return on equity of 8.10% and a negative net margin of 22.54%. The company had revenue of $88.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $94.20 million. Xperi’s quarterly revenue was up 41.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Xperi will post 0.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. Xperi’s dividend payout ratio is presently -55.56%.

XPER has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Xperi from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Bank of America downgraded shares of Xperi from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Xperi from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.00.

In other Xperi news, CEO Jon Kirchner acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $18.75 per share, with a total value of $93,750.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director George Andrew Riedel acquired 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.58 per share, with a total value of $58,740.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 24,527 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $480,238.66. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 21,388 shares of company stock valued at $400,127. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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