Wall Street Analyst Upgrade Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP]. What else is Wall St. saying

Microchip Technology Incorporated [NASDAQ: MCHP] gained 0.08% or 0.05 points to close at $59.32 with a heavy trading volume of 3495879 shares. The company report on October 19, 2022 that New Arm®-Based PIC® Microcontrollers Create an Easier Way to Add Bluetooth® Low Energy Connectivity.


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PIC32CX-BZ2 MCU family includes built-in Bluetooth Low Energy and other wireless functionality with premium analog performance and comprehensive design support.

It opened the trading session at $58.50, the shares rose to $60.09 and dropped to $58.41, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for MCHP points out that the company has recorded -14.22% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -9.18% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.59M shares, MCHP reached to a volume of 3495879 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MCHP shares is $83.97 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MCHP stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Stifel have made an estimate for Microchip Technology Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 28, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 28, 2022, representing the official price target for Microchip Technology Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $85 to $80, while Wells Fargo kept a Equal Weight rating on MCHP stock. On February 04, 2022, analysts increased their price target for MCHP shares from 92 to 98.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Microchip Technology Incorporated is set at 2.76, with the Price to Sales ratio for MCHP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.71. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.50, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.66. Price to Free Cash Flow for MCHP in the course of the last twelve months was 16.16 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

Trading performance analysis for MCHP stock

Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.56. With this latest performance, MCHP shares dropped by -9.26% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -14.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -20.75% 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 MCHP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.89, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.88 for Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 65.38, while it was recorded at 58.86 for the last single week of trading, and 68.45 for the last 200 days.

Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.55 and a Gross Margin at +51.72. Microchip Technology Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.85.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 22.89, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.87.

Microchip Technology Incorporated’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 MCHP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Microchip Technology Incorporated go to 23.70%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Microchip Technology Incorporated [MCHP]

There are presently around $29,790 million, or 95.40% of MCHP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MCHP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 65,106,982, which is approximately 1.057% of the company’s market cap and around 2.01% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 44,228,405 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.62 billion in MCHP stocks shares; and DODGE & COX, currently with $1.91 billion in MCHP stock with ownership of nearly 1.74% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Microchip Technology Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 445 institutional holders increased their position in Microchip Technology Incorporated [NASDAQ:MCHP] by around 31,889,738 shares. Additionally, 470 investors decreased positions by around 25,886,974 shares, while 164 investors held positions by with 444,421,759 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 502,198,471 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MCHP stock had 87 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,415,835 shares, while 89 institutional investors sold positions of 1,950,846 shares during the same period.

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