NeoPhotonics (NPTN) Receives a New Rating from a Top Analyst

By Carrie Williams

In a report released today, Alex Henderson from Needham assigned a Buy rating to NeoPhotonics (NPTNResearch Report), with a price target of $12.50. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $9.83, close to its 52-week high of $10.34.

According to TipRanks.com, Henderson is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 29.5% and a 67.5% success rate. Henderson covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Applied Optoelectronics, and Acacia Communications.

Currently, the analyst consensus on NeoPhotonics is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $11.10, which is a 13.4% upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 31, Northland Securities also assigned a Buy rating to the stock with a $15.00 price target.

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NeoPhotonics’ market cap is currently $492.9M and has a P/E ratio of 54.10. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 2.73.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 42 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of NPTN in relation to earlier this year. Earlier this month, Yuen Wupen, the VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL PRODUCT of NPTN bought 43,000 shares for a total of $150,500.

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NeoPhotonics Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive communications networks. Its product portfolio includes pluggable coherent modules, coherent-components, 100G/400G client transceivers, optical switching, high speed ICs, 100G / 400G laser devices and light engines, passive components, network monitoring and control, and 10G and low rate components. The company was founded on October 31, 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.