Media headlines about Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Himax Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2641078512596 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

HIMX has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Vetr downgraded shares of Himax Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.04 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Lake Street Capital raised shares of Himax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $8.50 to $13.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Instinet reissued a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price (up previously from $10.00) on shares of Himax Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Roth Capital boosted their target price on shares of Himax Technologies from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Himax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Himax Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.86.

Shares of Himax Technologies (HIMX) opened at $9.79 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,676.29, a P/E ratio of 163.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.85. Himax Technologies has a 12-month low of $4.88 and a 12-month high of $13.95.

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The semiconductor company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.01. Himax Technologies had a net margin of 1.25% and a return on equity of 2.10%. analysts anticipate that Himax Technologies will post 0.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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Himax Technologies Company Profile

Himax Technologies, Inc is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation and other consumer electronics devices. The Company operates through two segments: Driver IC and Non-driver products.

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