Teradyne Inc. (TER): Is it worth Buying?

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Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ:TER) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -3.51% or -$2.98 shares. The trading starts at $84.621 and closed at $84.83 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $81.64 and day high was $84.97 on Friday, June 26. After the session, the Technology sector daily volume shifted to 2.39 million while its average volume is 2.31M. In other hand, the TER market cap reached to $13.05B. While, its current target price is $81.85 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -1.09% and up 26.78% for month. Its quarterly performance was 49.23% above, while its half year performance is up 17.55%. TER yearly performance stood at positive 75.46% and rise 20.03% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Teradyne Inc. is 2.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. TER EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.96. EPS for this year is 24.70%, while for the next year its value is 3.53. Sales growth for the current quarter is 2.11 while its EPS Q/Q reached 58.10%. It has an EPS of 48.10% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 13.07%.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. are the top three holders in Teradyne Inc. (TER) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 17.9 million shares which valued 969.8 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 16.92 million shares which valued at 916.61 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. has a total of 8.82 million shares which valued at 477.59 million. In the end, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. have 5.08% shares outstanding of Teradyne Inc. (TER) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.70% and institutional holding shifted to 98.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.96. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 16 analysts estimated an average EPS of 1.02, while 0.66 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for TER published in the report was 0.88-1.14 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.66 which is lower than 1 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for TER rise 28.02% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 20.81% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 7.65%. The moving average value for Teradyne Inc. (TER) is 65.29 and 70.77 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in TER stock. On May 06, JAGIELA MARK E, President and CEO, sold 30,976 trading shares at the cost of $60.62, which valued at 1.88 million. On Apr 29, GILLIS EDWIN J, Director, sold 25,000 shares at the cost of $63.09, with total shares of 34,418. On Feb 10, JAGIELA MARK E, President and CEO, sold 69,276 shares at the cost of 70.05. After this transaction, JAGIELA MARK E total shares reached to 467,871 which valued at 4.85 million.