Littelfuse (LFUS) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.2090085105884 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of LFUS stock opened at $206.19 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.90, a current ratio of 3.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Littelfuse has a twelve month low of $149.81 and a twelve month high of $226.33. The firm has a market cap of $5,054.67, a P/E ratio of 26.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.99.

Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The technology company reported $1.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.13. Littelfuse had a return on equity of 19.65% and a net margin of 9.78%. The business had revenue of $304.85 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $299.88 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.57 EPS. Littelfuse’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Littelfuse will post 8.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

LFUS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Littelfuse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Littelfuse from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Littelfuse presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $212.00.

In other Littelfuse news, SVP Michael P. Rutz sold 968 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $205.00, for a total value of $198,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 4,842 shares in the company, valued at $992,610. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Ryan K. Stafford sold 8,027 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $223.36, for a total value of $1,792,910.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 71,289 shares of company stock valued at $15,271,800 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.

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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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