Nomura lifts Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Himax Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ: HIMX] price surged by 5.98 percent to reach at $0.74. The company report on May 28, 2021 that Himax Technologies, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend for FY2020.

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27.2 cents per ADS payable on July 12, 2021.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, declared a cash dividend of 27.2 cents per ADS, equivalent to 13.6 cents per ordinary share, for the year of 2020.

A sum of 6964281 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 4.13M shares. Himax Technologies Inc. shares reached a high of $13.18 and dropped to a low of $12.52 until finishing in the latest session at $13.11.

The one-year HIMX stock forecast points to a potential upside of 17.34. The average equity rating for HIMX stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HIMX shares is $15.86 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HIMX stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Nomura have made an estimate for Himax Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 27, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on April 01, 2020, representing the official price target for Himax Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $6, while Robert W. Baird analysts kept a Outperform rating on HIMX stock. On January 31, 2020, analysts increased their price target for HIMX shares from 2.50 to 5.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Himax Technologies Inc. is set at 0.86, with the Price to Sales ratio for HIMX stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.75, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for HIMX in the course of the last twelve months was 42.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.

HIMX Stock Performance Analysis:

Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 26.54. With this latest performance, HIMX shares dropped by -3.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 126.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 341.41% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HIMX stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.20, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.24, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.82 for Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.65, while it was recorded at 11.90 for the last single week of trading, and 8.42 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Himax Technologies Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.53 and a Gross Margin at +23.01. Himax Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.31.

Return on Total Capital for HIMX is now 8.83, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.68. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.34, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.47. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 36.02. Additionally, HIMX Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 26.48, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 19.01. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 12.47, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 9.17.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX] managed to generate an average of $22,971 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.32 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.03.Himax Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 2.00.

HIMX Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Himax Technologies Inc. posted 0.01/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 200.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HIMX.

Himax Technologies Inc. [HIMX] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $418 million, or 19.30% of HIMX stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HIMX stocks are: YIHENG CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. with ownership of 8,189,493, which is approximately 21.334% of the company’s market cap and around 12.30% of the total institutional ownership; RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, holding 3,480,888 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $45.63 million in HIMX stocks shares; and ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $31.5 million in HIMX stock with ownership of nearly 33.69% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Himax Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 83 institutional holders increased their position in Himax Technologies Inc. [NASDAQ:HIMX] by around 10,159,840 shares. Additionally, 53 investors decreased positions by around 4,455,835 shares, while 16 investors held positions by with 17,299,108 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 31,914,783 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HIMX stock had 48 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,564,088 shares, while 22 institutional investors sold positions of 1,691,949 shares during the same period.

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