Analysts Conflicted on These Consumer Goods Names: SMTC (NASDAQ: SMTX), Kemet (NYSE: KEM) and Inphi (NYSE: IPHI)

By Jason Carr

Companies in the Consumer Goods sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on SMTC (SMTXResearch Report), Kemet (KEMResearch Report) and Inphi (IPHIResearch Report).

SMTC (SMTX)

In a report released today, Mike Crawford from B.Riley FBR maintained a Buy rating on SMTC, with a price target of $6.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $2.40, close to its 52-week low of $2.02.

According to TipRanks.com, Crawford is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.5% and a 55.6% success rate. Crawford covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as TTM Technologies, Finjan Holdings, and Kratos Defense.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for SMTC with a $6.00 average price target.

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Kemet (KEM)

B.Riley FBR analyst Craig Ellis maintained a Buy rating on Kemet today and set a price target of $29.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $23.02, close to its 52-week high of $24.07.

According to TipRanks.com, Ellis is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 7.4% and a 60.7% success rate. Ellis covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Axcelis Technologies, Skyworks Solutions, and Applied Materials.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Kemet with a $27.50 average price target.

Inphi (IPHI)

In a report released yesterday, Dave Kang from B.Riley FBR maintained a Hold rating on Inphi, with a price target of $53.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $73.73, close to its 52-week high of $74.99.

According to TipRanks.com, Kang is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 18.3% and a 63.1% success rate. Kang covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Applied Optoelectronics, DASAN Zhone Solutions, and Acacia Communications.

Inphi has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $71.90, a -1.1% downside from current levels. In a report issued on October 30, Rosenblatt Securities also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock.

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