Sigma Investment Counselors Inc. reduced its stake in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) by 1.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 26,385 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after selling 507 shares during the quarter. Sigma Investment Counselors Inc.’s holdings in Skyworks Solutions were worth $2,505,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Union Bankshares Corp purchased a new stake in Skyworks Solutions in the 4th quarter valued at $1,912,000. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. grew its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 9.4% in the 4th quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. now owns 148,581 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $14,108,000 after buying an additional 12,828 shares in the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp grew its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 69.2% in the 3rd quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 307,568 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $31,341,000 after buying an additional 125,792 shares in the last quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. grew its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 88.2% in the 3rd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 108,618 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $11,069,000 after buying an additional 50,898 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC grew its holdings in Skyworks Solutions by 18.2% in the 4th quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 170,791 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock valued at $16,217,000 after buying an additional 26,237 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 81.22% of the company’s stock.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) opened at $104.10 on Tuesday. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has a twelve month low of $90.53 and a twelve month high of $117.65. The company has a market capitalization of $18,730.04, a PE ratio of 16.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.69.

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The semiconductor manufacturer reported $2.00 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.91 by $0.09. Skyworks Solutions had a return on equity of 30.21% and a net margin of 21.72%. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.05 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.61 EPS. Skyworks Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Skyworks Solutions, Inc. will post 6.67 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. Skyworks Solutions’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.03%.

Skyworks Solutions announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, February 5th that authorizes the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the semiconductor manufacturer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Skyworks Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Skyworks Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. UBS Group upgraded Skyworks Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. B. Riley dropped their target price on Skyworks Solutions from $131.00 to $128.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Vetr cut Skyworks Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $91.21 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $115.93.

In other Skyworks Solutions news, Chairman David J. Aldrich sold 45,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.08, for a total value of $4,953,600.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 184,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,347,407.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Liam Griffin sold 15,059 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.09, for a total value of $1,431,960.31. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 62,359 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,929,717.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 137,405 shares of company stock valued at $14,462,209 over the last 90 days. 0.49% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Skyworks Solutions

Skyworks Solutions Inc designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets.

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