News headlines about Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maxwell Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.5739472621361 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Maxwell Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 target price on shares of Maxwell Technologies in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $6.00 target price on shares of Maxwell Technologies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.90.
Shares of Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $6.05. The company had a trading volume of 171,352 shares, compared to its average volume of 246,441. The company has a current ratio of 2.57, a quick ratio of 1.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Maxwell Technologies has a 52-week low of $4.29 and a 52-week high of $6.61. The firm has a market capitalization of $224.31, a P/E ratio of -4.45 and a beta of 0.25.
In related news, Director Jorg Buchheim purchased 250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $5.18 per share, with a total value of $1,295,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 328,180 shares in the company, valued at $1,699,972.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Franz Fink purchased 230,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.98 per share, with a total value of $1,145,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.54% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Maxwell Technologies Company Profile
Maxwell Technologies, Inc develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial, information technology and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. The Company offers three product lines: Ultracapacitors, High-Voltage Capacitors and Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products.
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