PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) Receives $13.00 Average PT from Brokerages

PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.00.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on PDFS. BidaskClub downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Northland Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of PDF Solutions in a report on Friday, May 24th.

NASDAQ PDFS traded down $0.28 on Tuesday, reaching $12.75. The company had a trading volume of 172,862 shares, compared to its average volume of 123,005. The company has a current ratio of 6.90, a quick ratio of 6.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. PDF Solutions has a 12 month low of $7.56 and a 12 month high of $14.00.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The technology company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $20.45 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.48 million. PDF Solutions had a negative net margin of 12.23% and a negative return on equity of 5.00%. PDF Solutions’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS. On average, research analysts forecast that PDF Solutions will post -0.12 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of PDFS. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. bought a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions in the 4th quarter worth about $7,502,000. Toronado Partners LLC bought a new position in PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at about $2,951,000. Royce & Associates LP grew its holdings in PDF Solutions by 31.0% during the 4th quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 492,700 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $4,153,000 after purchasing an additional 116,700 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in PDF Solutions by 120.4% during the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 160,149 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,978,000 after purchasing an additional 87,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in PDF Solutions by 4.3% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,948,829 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $16,429,000 after purchasing an additional 80,848 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 83.19% of the company’s stock.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle.

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