Nuveen Asset Management LLC increased its position in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) by 21.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 252,320 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 45,254 shares during the period. Nuveen Asset Management LLC owned 0.77% of PDF Solutions worth $2,957,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Comerica Bank grew its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 2.9% in the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 27,007 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $436,000 after buying an additional 756 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can grew its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 42.4% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,529 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $60,000 after buying an additional 1,050 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in shares of PDF Solutions by 15.8% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 11,270 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 1,538 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its position in PDF Solutions by 10.0% in the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 17,434 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $204,000 after acquiring an additional 1,580 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank lifted its position in PDF Solutions by 3.3% in the 4th quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 52,800 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $892,000 after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.27% of the company’s stock.
PDF Solutions stock opened at $19.16 on Wednesday. PDF Solutions, Inc. has a 52 week low of $8.61 and a 52 week high of $19.64. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $17.36 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $15.62. The company has a quick ratio of 5.52, a current ratio of 5.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The stock has a market cap of $612.29 million, a P/E ratio of -191.60 and a beta of 1.60.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on PDFS. ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 8th. Northland Securities began coverage on shares of PDF Solutions in a research report on Friday, June 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.50.
PDF Solutions 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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