Littelfuse (LFUS) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Littelfuse earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.8940720963835 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) opened at $198.89 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 3.36, a quick ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,434.79, a PE ratio of 26.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.93. Littelfuse has a 52-week low of $144.01 and a 52-week high of $212.54.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $2.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.98 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $317.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $319.20 million. Littelfuse had a return on equity of 19.62% and a net margin of 13.12%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.87 EPS. analysts predict that Littelfuse will post 7.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be given a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 21st. Littelfuse’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.57%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on LFUS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 price objective on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. CIBC reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Littelfuse in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, UBS AG downgraded Littelfuse from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $203.80.

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Littelfuse Company Profile

Littelfuse, Inc is a supplier of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments. The Electronics segment provides circuit protection components for overcurrent and overvoltage protection, as well as sensor components and modules to manufacturers of a range of electronic products.

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