News stories about Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Maxim Integrated Products earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.3011929468165 out of 100, meaning 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 headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Maxim Integrated Products from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Maxim Integrated Products from $44.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Maxim Integrated Products from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Maxim Integrated Products from $51.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, KeyCorp raised their price objective on shares of Maxim Integrated Products from $49.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $52.24.

Shares of Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ MXIM) traded up $0.46 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $55.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,798,686 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,074,278. The company has a quick ratio of 13.09, a current ratio of 14.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. The stock has a market cap of $15,490.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.85, a P/E/G ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 1.10. Maxim Integrated Products has a 12 month low of $40.44 and a 12 month high of $55.43.

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The semiconductor company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.04. Maxim Integrated Products had a return on equity of 29.55% and a net margin of 25.48%. The business had revenue of $576.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $576.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.48 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Maxim Integrated Products will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.62%. Maxim Integrated Products’s dividend payout ratio is presently 70.24%.

In other news, CEO Tunc Doluca sold 30,000 shares of Maxim Integrated Products stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.16, for a total transaction of $1,564,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Christopher J. Neil sold 3,500 shares of Maxim Integrated Products stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.56, for a total value of $183,960.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 230,819 shares of company stock worth $12,093,336. Insiders own 1.11% of the company’s stock.

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Maxim Integrated Products Company Profile

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, referred to as analog circuits. The Company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The Company caters to automotive, communications and data center, computing, consumer and industrial markets.

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