Himax Technologies (HIMX) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.12

Media headlines about Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Himax Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44.785509399592 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ HIMX) traded up 1.62% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.16. The company had a trading volume of 2,783,185 shares. Himax Technologies has a one year low of $4.88 and a one year high of $10.95.

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 11th. The semiconductor company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. Himax Technologies had a net margin of 2.58% and a return on equity of 4.24%. The firm had revenue of $155.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $162.26 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.08 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Himax Technologies will post $0.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This is an increase from Himax Technologies’s previous annual dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 27th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.71%. Himax Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 191.68%.

Several research firms have recently commented on HIMX. Macquarie restated an “outperform” rating and set a $10.30 price target on shares of Himax Technologies in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Rosenblatt Securities cut Himax Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $7.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Vetr cut Himax Technologies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.34 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Himax Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Northland Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Himax Technologies in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.58.

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Himax Technologies Company Profile

Himax Technologies, Inc is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation and other consumer electronics devices. The Company operates through two segments: Driver IC and Non-driver products.

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