Chart Of The Day: PDF Solutions - Comprehensive Data Solutions

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The Chart of the Day belongs to the data solutions company PDF Solutions (PDFS). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum and having a Trend Seeker buy signal then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Seeker signaled a buy on 1/ 20 the stock gained 28.14%. 

PDFS Price vs Daily Moving Averages

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides proprietary software and physical intellectual property products for integrated circuit designs, electrical measurement hardware tools, proven methodologies, and professional services in the United States, China, Japan, and internationally. The company offers Exensio software products, such as Manufacturing Analytics that store collected data in a common environment with a consistent view for enabling product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Process Control that provides failure detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Test Operations that offer data collection and analysis capabilities; and Assembly Operations that provide device manufacturers with the capability to link assembly and packaging data, including fabrication and characterization data over the product life cycle. It also provides Design-For-Inspection (DFI) systems, such as Fire Feature Analysis Software; DFI On-Chip Instruments; eProbe Non-Contact E-Beam Tool; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) system, which includes CV Test Chips and pdFasTest Electrical Testers, as well as Exensio characterization software, designed to analyze the measurements collected using the eProbe tool. In addition, the company offers Cimetrix software products that enable equipment manufacturers to provide industry-standard interfaces on their products; and software-as-a-service, software-related services, and characterization services. It sells its technologies and services through a direct sales force, service teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing suppliers, original device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test, and system houses. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Barchart's Opinion Trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 20 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the website when you read this report.

Barchart Technical Indicators:

  • 100% technical buy signals
  • 57.99+Weighted Alpha
  • 41.85% gain in the last year
  • Trend Seeker buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50, and 100 day moving averages
  • 10 new highs and up 28.14% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 68.68%
  • Recently traded at $40.12 with a 50-day moving average of $34.36.

Fundamental Factors:

  • Market Cap $1.49 billion
  • Revenue is expected to grow 14.90% this year and another 18.50% next year
  • Earnings are estimated to increase 15.00% this year and an additional 36.20% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 22.00% for the next 5 years

Analysts and Investor Sentiment -- I don't buy stocks because everyone else is buying but I do realize that if major firms and investors are dumping a stock it's hard to make money swimming against the tide:

  • Wall Street analysts issued 4 strong buy opinions on the stock
  • Their price targets are $37.50 to $50.00 with a consensus of $42.88 
  • Value Line gives it an average rating of 3
  • CFRAs Market Scope gives a buy recommendation
  • 1,710 investors monitor the stock on Seeking Alpha

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