Analysis Of The Weekly Performance Of Teradyne Inc. (TER)

Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ:TER) traded on Tuesday with an addition of $2.35 to $109.62, an upside of 2.19 percent. An average of 1,533,140 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.22 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,575,125 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,357,666.

TER stock has decreased by -11.25% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $105.24 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/16/21, shares of the company touched a low of $79.48 and a high of $147.90 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -25.88% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

25 days have passed since Teradyne Inc. (TER) last reported insider trading activity. MATZ MARILYN, who is Director, most recently acquired $4,157 shares at $120.18 per share on Sep 10. In this transaction, the insider spent $499,588. VP and Chief Financial Officer, Mehta Sanjay, disposed of 5,212 shares at a price of $131.37 on Jun 16. The insider now owns more than $684,700 worth of shares. Prior to that, VP, General Counsel, Secretary Gray Charles Jeffrey went on to Sale 7,000 shares at $126.32 each on May 03. An amount of $884,240 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Teradyne Inc. (TER) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.98, which compares with the 24.51 for the broader industry and 36.54 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Teradyne Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 47.58 and 12.49. The stock’s beta is 1.30. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 5.12, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 7.08, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 29.12.

Teradyne Inc. pays a $0.40 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.36%. The company has a payout ratio of 7.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 24, and it was $0.10 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 7 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Friday January 24 2020. Dividends have grown by 42.86% each year over the last three years.

Teradyne Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 26-Nov. The next dividend payment Teradyne Inc. will make is expected to be $0.10.

The quick ratio of Teradyne Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 2.50, and the current ratio was 2.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.06 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.14 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 58.50% against a 5-year average of 57.1%. Teradyne Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 32.80%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 32.50%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.79 billion compared to revenue of $3.12 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Teradyne Inc.’s return on assets was 25.70%, compared to 12.8% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 31.00%, and the 5-year average is 18.0%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 42.10% and the 5-year average holds at 22.2%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 9.11 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Teradyne Inc. (TER) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 04 October was 31.81%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 31.27%.

As of today, TER’s price is $108.87 -1.99% or -$2.22 from its 5-day moving average. TER is currently trading -9.08% lower than its 20-day SMA and -6.82% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -14.27% below the SMA50 and -8.46% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 13.98% and 8.14%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 3.12. With the 14-day stochastic at 21.59% and the average true range at 3.15, the RSI (14) stands at 34.24%. The stock has reached -3.83 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -6.17.

Analyst Ratings

Susquehanna upgraded Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ: TER) to a a Positive rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Neutral.The consensus rating for Teradyne Inc. (TER) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell TER, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 9 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is TER’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $100.00 and $180.00, with a median target of $150.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Teradyne Inc. (TER) stock is $147.56.


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