PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) Given “Buy” Rating at Northland Securities

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PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Northland Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, TipRanks reports. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the technology company’s stock. Northland Securities’ price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.76% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub cut PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.50.

NASDAQ:PDFS opened at $16.84 on Friday. PDF Solutions has a fifty-two week low of $10.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $536.04 million, a PE ratio of -76.55 and a beta of 1.40. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $16.84 and its 200-day simple moving average is $14.75.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 13th. The technology company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by ($0.02). PDF Solutions had a negative net margin of 8.70% and a negative return on equity of 3.66%. The business had revenue of $22.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.00 million. Equities analysts anticipate that PDF Solutions will post -0.15 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in PDF Solutions in the 4th quarter valued at $432,000. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in PDF Solutions by 104.1% in the 4th quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 25,824 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $436,000 after purchasing an additional 13,171 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in PDF Solutions by 1,028.9% in the 4th quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 252,871 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $4,271,000 after purchasing an additional 230,471 shares during the period. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. bought a new stake in PDF Solutions in the 4th quarter valued at $725,000. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP boosted its stake in PDF Solutions by 1,176.1% in the 4th quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 143,099 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,417,000 after purchasing an additional 131,885 shares during the period. 76.85% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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