In today’s session PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) registered an unusually high (535) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the May, 2017 call, expecting serious PDFS increase. With 535 contracts traded and 564 open interest for the May, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: PDFS170519C00022500 closed last at: $2.9 or 5.5% up. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.3 on November 23, hitting $23.52. About 156,023 shares traded hands. PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) has risen 68.00% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 62.59% the S&P500.
Analysts await PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.08 EPS, down 27.27% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.11 per share. PDFS’s profit will be $2.54 million for 73.50 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by PDF Solutions, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.
PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) Ratings Coverage
Out of 2 analysts covering PDF Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:PDFS), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. PDF Solutions Inc has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since November 18, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold” on Friday, July 29. Craig Hallum initiated PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) on Tuesday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 13 by DA Davidson.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “PDF Solutions, Inc.’s comprehensive technologies and services enable semiconductor companies to improve yield and performance of manufactured integrated circuits by providing infrastructure to integrate the design and manufacturing processes. They believe that their solutions can significantly improve a semiconductor company’s time to market, the rate at which yield improves and product profitability.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.28 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 7 funds sold all PDF Solutions, Inc. shares owned while 33 reduced positions. 15 funds bought stakes while 36 increased positions. They now own 22.29 million shares or 5.08% less from 23.49 million shares in 2016Q1.
Springbank Value Prtn L P holds 0.24% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) for 10,000 shares. Goldman Sachs Group holds 0% or 80,174 shares in its portfolio. Waddell And Reed Fincl holds 0.01% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) for 291,900 shares. Wasatch holds 0.2% or 946,661 shares in its portfolio. Tower Rech Cap Limited Liability Company (Trc) owns 1,681 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & has invested 0% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas holds 0% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) for 11,900 shares. Driehaus Management Lc accumulated 0.01% or 20,616 shares. Wellington Gp Llp last reported 175,910 shares in the company. Walleye Trading Ltd Com holds 0% or 800 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Na holds 0% of its portfolio in PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) for 717,347 shares. Metropolitan Life Company has 0% invested in the company for 20,079 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas last reported 3,728 shares in the company. M&T Financial Bank accumulated 0% or 21,346 shares. Renaissance Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 484,100 shares or 0.01% of the stock.
Insider Transactions: Since May 27, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $466,997 net activity. WALKER GREGORY C sold $123,646 worth of PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) on Tuesday, November 8. HEINRICHS R STEPHEN bought $87,095 worth of stock. HARTGRING CORNELIS had sold 15,631 shares worth $260,475.
PDF Solutions, Inc. is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits . The company has a market cap of $747.28 million. The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It has a 83.9 P/E ratio. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.
PDFS Company Profile
PDF Solutions, Inc., incorporated on July 19, 2000, is a well-known provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers. The Company’s solutions combine software, test chips, an electrical wafer test system, methodologies and professional services. The Firm has developed solutions for yield simulation, analysis, loss detection, and improvement. The Company’s characterization vehicle infrastructure (CVi) enables clients to electrically characterize the manufacturing process, and establish fail-rate information needed to calibrate manufacturing yield models and prioritize yield improvement activities. The Company’s CVi includes Characterization Vehicle test chips, including creates of experiments and layout designs, and a parallel electrical functional and parametric-test system, which consists of hardware and software designed to provide an order-of-magnitude reduction in the time required to test the Company’s Characterization Vehicle test chips.
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