Media coverage about Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Maxwell Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.7138092665144 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
MXWL has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Roth Capital upgraded shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Maxwell Technologies in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Maxwell Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.70.
Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ MXWL) traded up $0.04 on Friday, reaching $5.39. 197,121 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 466,848. Maxwell Technologies has a 52-week low of $4.29 and a 52-week high of $6.61. The company has a current ratio of 2.57, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.
Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The electronics maker reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $35.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.39 million. Maxwell Technologies had a negative net margin of 36.94% and a negative return on equity of 32.06%. Maxwell Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 40.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.21) earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Maxwell Technologies will post -0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CEO Franz Fink bought 230,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $4.98 per share, for a total transaction of $1,145,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Jorg Buchheim bought 250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $5.18 per share, with a total value of $1,295,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 328,180 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,699,972.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.54% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Maxwell Technologies Company Profile
Maxwell Technologies, Inc develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial, information technology and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. The Company offers three product lines: Ultracapacitors, High-Voltage Capacitors and Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products.
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