Media coverage about Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Littelfuse earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.7980784043523 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on LFUS shares. BidaskClub lowered Littelfuse from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 price objective on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Littelfuse from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $180.00 price objective on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $211.25.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ LFUS) traded up $0.63 during trading on Friday, hitting $197.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 125,275 shares, compared to its average volume of 129,545. The company has a market cap of $4,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.91. Littelfuse has a twelve month low of $146.94 and a twelve month high of $215.00. The company has a current ratio of 3.36, a quick ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.98 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $317.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $319.20 million. Littelfuse had a return on equity of 19.62% and a net margin of 13.12%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.87 EPS. research analysts expect that Littelfuse will post 7.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were issued a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. Littelfuse’s payout ratio is 21.57%.

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About Littelfuse

Littelfuse, Inc is a supplier of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments. The Electronics segment provides circuit protection components for overcurrent and overvoltage protection, as well as sensor components and modules to manufacturers of a range of electronic products.

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