Press coverage about Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Microsemi earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6988625246583 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

MSCC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Microsemi from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Microsemi in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 price target on shares of Microsemi in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $61.00.

Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) traded down $0.71 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $51.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 373,903 shares, compared to its average volume of 965,441. Microsemi has a 1 year low of $46.08 and a 1 year high of $57.97. The stock has a market cap of $6,060.00, a PE ratio of 34.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a current ratio of 1.92, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87.

Microsemi (NASDAQ:MSCC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The semiconductor company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $475.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $474.97 million. Microsemi had a return on equity of 20.82% and a net margin of 9.73%. The company’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.91 EPS. equities analysts expect that Microsemi will post 3.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO John W. Hohener sold 11,638 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.49, for a total transaction of $610,878.62. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Frederick C. Goerner sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.33, for a total value of $261,650.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 238,521 shares of company stock worth $12,718,259 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

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Microsemi Company Profile

Microsemi Corporation is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance. The Company offers a portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace and defense, communications, data center and industrial markets.

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