Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Buys 52,067 Shares of PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,335,084 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 52,067 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 4.18% of PDF Solutions worth $20,680,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in PDFS. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions in the 2nd quarter valued at about $178,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 41.0% in the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 16,167 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $250,000 after acquiring an additional 4,698 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 11.0% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 15,684 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $258,000 after acquiring an additional 1,557 shares in the last quarter. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions in the 2nd quarter valued at about $297,000. Finally, M&T Bank Corp raised its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 10.4% in the 2nd quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 20,736 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $341,000 after acquiring an additional 1,959 shares in the last quarter. 85.52% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) traded up $0.33 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $13.12. The company had a trading volume of 228,004 shares, compared to its average volume of 197,223. PDF Solutions, Inc. has a 52 week low of $12.47 and a 52 week high of $23.93. The stock has a market cap of $414.36, a PE ratio of 92.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.07 and a beta of 1.25.

PDFS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine cut PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.00.

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About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS)

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