Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.19-0.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.27. The company issued revenue guidance of $110-115 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $118.33 million.

Xcerra (XCRA) traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $9.70. The stock had a trading volume of 100,666 shares, compared to its average volume of 373,710. Xcerra has a 12 month low of $8.53 and a 12 month high of $10.15. The company has a market capitalization of $540.04, a PE ratio of 13.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 3.23 and a current ratio of 4.27.

Xcerra (NASDAQ:XCRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The semiconductor company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.14. Xcerra had a return on equity of 14.63% and a net margin of 9.30%. The company had revenue of $120.29 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.30 million. equities analysts expect that Xcerra will post 0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

XCRA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Xcerra from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine raised Xcerra from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Xcerra from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $10.40.

In related news, VP Pascal Ronde sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.96, for a total transaction of $298,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 277,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,761,410. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Xcerra

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures.

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