News articles about Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 29 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) traded up 0.22% during trading on Friday, hitting $18.42. The stock had a trading volume of 73,232 shares. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a 1-year low of $12.70 and a 1-year high of $23.93. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $17.33 and a 200 day moving average of $19.74. The company has a market capitalization of $438.21 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.22 and a beta of 0.37.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The semiconductor company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.12. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor had a return on equity of 2.71% and a net margin of 1.86%. The company had revenue of $93.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.10 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.06) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Alpha and Omega Semiconductor will post $0.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th.
In related news, VP Daniel Kuang Ming Chang sold 6,891 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.83, for a total transaction of $129,757.53. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 21.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Alpha and Omega Semiconductor
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs).
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