April 20, 2017

Stories of the day: Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE:HMY)

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) announced it has added POWERLINK, a real-time industrial Ethernet protocol, to the RapID™ Platform Network Interface developed by the company’s Deterministic Ethernet Technology Group (formally Innovasic, Inc.). The complete, pre-tested, pre-certified solution enables system designers to add Industrial Ethernet to an existing product or to a new product in the fastest time and at the lowest cost.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares tanked -0.54% to $76.99 on Wednesday.

With the RapID Platform Network Interface, system designers have the flexibility to embed the RapID Platform into their field device application as a module or completely embed the module’s components into the field device’s circuit card. Either way, previous users have confirmed the reliability and flexibility of the RapID Platform which also removes the development risk when managing the industrial protocol and network traffic for a host processor.

Technical Stock Analysis

Shares outstanding are recorded as 365.09 million and total shares floated are 363.24 million. Current ratio which is the relationship between current assets and current liabilities, indicating the liquidity of a business is calculated as 8.90. Company’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is -4.01% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is -4.75%.

Best time to invest in stock market is when things are on odd side, and it’s not easy how to pick stocks. By reviewing stock prices from the stock market history of the company and examining its analysts ratings can give an investment picture with updated information of stock which helps investors to make investing decision. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 10 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 11 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Analyst’s mean target price for ADI is $91.24 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.20.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) yearly performance is 35.56% and net profit margin is 25.10%. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is -0.20%. The current share price indicates that stock is -8.61% away from its one year high and is moving 50.21% ahead of its 52-week low.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type. The social network giant, at its annual developers conference, unveiled Wednesday projects aimed at allowing users to use their minds to type messages or their skin to hear words. “Speech is essentially a compression algorithm, and a lousy one at that,” Facebook executive and former DARPA director Regina Dugan told a packed audience at the Silicon Valley event.

On 19 April 2017, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares moved to $142.27 after starting the day at $141.35. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 20 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 3 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Analyst’s mean target price for FB is $160.47 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.70.

At the movement Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE:HMY) is under coverage by number of analysts. Buy rating has been given by 0 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 2 analysts given HOLD rating. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Hold and their mean rating for the stock is 3.33 on scale of 1-5. Analysts mean target price for Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE:HMY) is $2.54 while their mean recommendation is 3.30 (1=Buy, 5=sell).

If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved tanked -6.59% to end the day at $2.41. The current share price indicate that stock is -49.12% away from its one year high and is moving 31.82% ahead of its 52-week low.

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