Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dividend Stock To Watch: Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) share price jumped at US$ 95.85 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 94.81 a share. The dividend stock is -2.77% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 97.51 but is up 67.86% since hitting the US$ 57.11. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.07.

After a -0.86% fall from previous close of US$ 95.63, Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS) has a US$ 17.65 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.28-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 1.18% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 1.12 and 22.5% annual payout ratio based on EPS. According to FT, Year on year, both dividends per share and earnings per share excluding extraordinary items growth increased 63.08% and 26.48%, respectively. The positive trend in dividend payments is noteworthy since very few companies in the Semiconductors industry pay a dividend. Additionally, five year annualized earnings per share growth ranks above the industry average relative to its peers.

The SWKS has soared 27.37% year-to-date. The equity has gained steam in recent weeks, with shares up about 23.49% in the past three months. It added -1.82%, climbed 3.35% and jumped 27.55% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at 18.3% and net income per share was seen moving at a 34.2% rate in the past five years.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) is over -4% below analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 93.33. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 66, but is still below the high US$ 109 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned 44.84%.

Financial Times data shows, In 2016, Skyworks Solutions Inc reported a dividend of 1.06 USD, which represents a 63.08% increase over last year. The 8 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.13 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 6.98%. The most recent short interest data show 6.49% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 4.78 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.75 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 2.17.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) closed 27.96% above its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is 11.67% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 1.8% above its 20-day simple moving average.

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Dividend Stock To Watch: Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)

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