Swiss National Bank boosted its position in shares of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 3.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 51,100 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 1,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in PDF Solutions were worth $670,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in PDF Solutions by 4.3% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,948,829 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $16,429,000 after buying an additional 80,848 shares in the last quarter. Cowen Prime Services LLC grew its stake in PDF Solutions by 41.9% during the second quarter. Cowen Prime Services LLC now owns 1,118,900 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $14,680,000 after buying an additional 330,529 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its stake in PDF Solutions by 120.4% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 160,149 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,978,000 after buying an additional 87,500 shares in the last quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC grew its stake in PDF Solutions by 51.8% during the first quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 53,354 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $659,000 after buying an additional 18,218 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio acquired a new stake in PDF Solutions during the second quarter worth about $638,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.54% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Northland Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of PDF Solutions in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.00.
PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The technology company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by ($0.01). PDF Solutions had a negative net margin of 10.61% and a negative return on equity of 4.34%. The company had revenue of $20.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.43 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.02 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that PDF Solutions, Inc. will post -0.12 earnings per share for the current year.
PDF Solutions Company Profile
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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