Press coverage about Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Xcerra earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.9873655549857 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Xcerra (NASDAQ XCRA) traded down $0.06 on Thursday, reaching $9.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 549,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 482,456. The stock has a market cap of $542.79, a P/E ratio of 13.24, a P/E/G ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.58. Xcerra has a one year low of $7.21 and a one year high of $10.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 4.27 and a quick ratio of 3.23.

Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 29th. The semiconductor company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.14. Xcerra had a return on equity of 21.77% and a net margin of 14.72%. The company had revenue of $120.29 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.30 million. equities analysts anticipate that Xcerra will post 0.97 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Xcerra from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and set a $10.25 price objective on shares of Xcerra in a report on Saturday, September 2nd. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Xcerra in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Xcerra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Xcerra currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.40.

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About Xcerra

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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