The EVP & CFO of Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC) is Buying Shares

By Carrie Williams

Today, the EVP & CFO of Semtech (NASDAQ: SMTC), Emeka Chukwu, bought shares of SMTC for $400.7K.

In addition to Emeka Chukwu, 20 other SMTC executives reported Buy trades in the last month. Following Emeka Chukwu’s last SMTC Buy transaction on October 03, 2017, the stock climbed by 11.8%.

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SMTC’s market cap is $3.3B and the company has a P/E ratio of 91.18. Currently, Semtech has an average volume of 541K.

Starting in March 2018, SMTC received 19 Buy ratings in a row. 13 different firms, including B.Riley FBR and BWS Financial, currently also have a Buy rating on the stock. Based on 7 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Strong Buy with an average price target of $58.86, reflecting a -14.8% downside.

In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $3.85M worth of SMTC shares and purchased $2.41M worth of SMTC shares. The insider sentiment on Semtech has been neutral according to 181 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

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Semtech Corp. engages in the manufacture and supply of analog and mixed signal semiconductor products for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. It offers signal integrity, protection, wireless and sensing, and power and high-reliability products.