Media headlines about Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cavium earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor provider an impact score of 46.918486396076 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Cavium (NASDAQ CAVM) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $86.07. 728,163 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,191,934. Cavium has a 1 year low of $56.96 and a 1 year high of $90.83. The company has a current ratio of 2.87, a quick ratio of 2.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The company has a market cap of $5,941.16, a PE ratio of -84.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.33.

Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The semiconductor provider reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $260.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $260.05 million. Cavium had a negative net margin of 7.00% and a positive return on equity of 14.28%. Cavium’s quarterly revenue was up 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.56 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Cavium will post 2.14 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on CAVM. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cavium from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Cavium in a research note on Sunday, November 26th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Cavium from $68.00 to $81.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Susquehanna Bancshares restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $83.00 target price (down previously from $85.00) on shares of Cavium in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Raymond James Financial cut shares of Cavium from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $80.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $80.25.

In other news, VP Anil Kumar Jain sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.90, for a total value of $730,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 91,616 shares in the company, valued at $7,869,814.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 4.65% of the company’s stock.

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Cavium Company Profile

Cavium, Inc is a provider of integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent processing for wired and wireless infrastructure and cloud for networking, communications, storage and security applications. The Company’s products consist of multi-core processors for embedded and data center applications, network connectivity for server and switches, storage connectivity, and security processors for offload and appliance.

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