ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Needham & Company LLC restated a buy rating on shares of Fabrinet in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a buy rating on shares of Fabrinet in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fabrinet from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Fabrinet from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and set a $42.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, B. Riley reduced their price target on shares of Fabrinet from $46.50 to $42.50 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $41.25.

Shares of Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) opened at $29.53 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 1.85 and a current ratio of 2.84. The firm has a market cap of $1,100.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.57, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.75. Fabrinet has a 12-month low of $24.02 and a 12-month high of $49.63.

Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The technology company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.70 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $337.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $329.41 million. Fabrinet had a net margin of 6.24% and a return on equity of 12.96%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.91 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Fabrinet will post 2.12 EPS for the current year.

Fabrinet declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, February 5th that allows the company to buyback $30.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the technology company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

In other news, insider David T. Mitchell sold 8,600 shares of Fabrinet stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.02, for a total transaction of $258,172.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 111,057 shares in the company, valued at $3,333,931.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider David T. Mitchell sold 69,801 shares of Fabrinet stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.02, for a total transaction of $2,095,426.02. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 111,057 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,333,931.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 128,401 shares of company stock valued at $3,900,098 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of Fabrinet by 53.7% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 124,233 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $4,597,000 after buying an additional 43,405 shares during the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its holdings in shares of Fabrinet by 58.9% during the third quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 62,476 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,315,000 after buying an additional 23,161 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its holdings in shares of Fabrinet by 5.0% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 630,019 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $26,876,000 after buying an additional 30,080 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in shares of Fabrinet by 0.7% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,042,651 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $75,701,000 after purchasing an additional 14,887 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Fabrinet by 4.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,984,041 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $84,640,000 after purchasing an additional 90,477 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.45% of the company’s stock.

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About Fabrinet

Fabrinet provides optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of products, such as optical communication components, modules and sub-systems, industrial lasers, medical devices and sensors. The Company offers a range of optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, complex printed circuit board assembly, advanced packaging, integration, final assembly and test.

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