Analysts Offer Insights on Consumer Goods Companies: PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: PDFS) and Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ: PNTR)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Consumer Goods sector with new ratings on PDF Solutions (PDFSResearch Report) and Pointer Telocation Ltd (PNTRResearch Report).

PDF Solutions (PDFS)

In a report released today, Gus Richard from Northland Securities maintained a Buy rating on PDF Solutions, with a price target of $17. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $11.95.

Richard commented:

“We expect PDFS to pick up at least one new major DFI customer between now and the end of C19. We believe that PDFS could ship 3-4 additional eProbe 250 in C20. In addition, DFI is getting customers to consider licensing its traditional CV infrastructure. Finally, Exensio market opportunity continues to grow as PDFS moves it to the cloud and customers find new applications. Reiterate OP and increase our PT to $17. Key Points DFI Update: We expect PDFS to sign at least one new DFI customer between now and the end of the year. One customer has already produced DFI test structures on wafers in their fab and demonstrated the utility of PDFS’s technology. We believe that an initial engagement will likely include test structure IP and design environment, modeling software and analytic tools and either a 1st or 2nd generation measure tool.”

According to TipRanks.com, Richard is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 22.0% and a 65.0% success rate. Richard covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Adesto Technologies Corp, Quantenna Communications, and Akoustis Technologies.

PDF Solutions has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $15.

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Pointer Telocation Ltd (PNTR)

In a report released today, Amit Dayal from H.C. Wainwright maintained a Hold rating on Pointer Telocation Ltd. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $14.40.

Dayal observed:

“PNTR’s stock closed on $14.40 per share giving the company a market cap of approximately $117.5M and EV of $115.0M. This translates to 2019 P/E multiple of approximately 12.6x. This compares to industry average P/E multiple of approximately 23.4x for the same period.”

According to TipRanks.com, Dayal is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -0.3% and a 45.3% success rate. Dayal covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc., Ballard Power Systems, and Orion Energy Systems.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Pointer Telocation Ltd with a $15 average price target, representing a 4.2% upside. In a report issued on May 15, B.Riley FBR also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $15 price target.

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