News articles about AVX (NYSE:AVX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AVX earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.127394597442 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

AVX (NYSE AVX) traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $17.58. The company had a trading volume of 116,003 shares, compared to its average volume of 192,369. The company has a market cap of $2,987.40, a P/E ratio of 21.70 and a beta of 0.85. AVX has a 52 week low of $14.74 and a 52 week high of $20.22.

AVX (NYSE:AVX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The electronics maker reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $352.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $348.30 million. AVX had a return on equity of 6.08% and a net margin of 10.02%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that AVX will post 0.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on AVX. Zacks Investment Research lowered AVX from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of AVX in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.

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About AVX

AVX Corporation (AVX) is a manufacturer and supplier and reseller of a line of passive electronic components, interconnect devices and related products. AVX operates in three segments: Passive Components, Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED Resale) and Interconnect. The Passive Components segment consists of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, surface mount and leaded film capacitors, thick and thin film packages of multiple passive integrated components, thermistors, inductors and resistive products.

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