Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Himax Technologies (HIMX) Share Price

Media headlines about Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Himax Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2641078512596 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Himax Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on shares of Himax Technologies from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Himax Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 16th. Roth Capital lifted their price objective on shares of Himax Technologies from $10.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Himax Technologies from a “strong sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.98 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.86.

Shares of Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) opened at $9.79 on Friday. Himax Technologies has a twelve month low of $4.88 and a twelve month high of $13.95. The company has a market cap of $1,676.29, a PE ratio of 163.19, a PEG ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.85.

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The semiconductor company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.01. Himax Technologies had a net margin of 1.25% and a return on equity of 2.10%. equities analysts forecast that Himax Technologies will post 0.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Himax Technologies

Himax Technologies, Inc is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation and other consumer electronics devices. The Company operates through two segments: Driver IC and Non-driver products.

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