I recommend waiting for a better discount before investing in Teradyne Inc. (TER).

The price of Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ: TER) closed at $103.02 in the last session, down -0.46% from day before closing price of $103.50. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.48 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1192975 shares were traded. TER stock price reached its highest trading level at $103.24 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $101.89.

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We take a closer look at TER’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 19.90 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 30.94. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.60 and its Current Ratio is at 3.00. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.03 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.02.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On October 27, 2022, Craig Hallum Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Hold but kept the price unchanged to $120.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Dec 19 when JAGIELA MARK E sold 67,631 shares for $87.60 per share. The transaction valued at 5,924,275 led to the insider holds 167,104 shares of the business.

Robbins Brad sold 3,144 shares of TER for $238,441 on Sep 30. The President, LitePoint Corp. now owns 44,755 shares after completing the transaction at $75.84 per share. On Jul 29, another insider, JAGIELA MARK E, who serves as the CEO of the company, sold 37,857 shares for $100.20 each. As a result, the insider received 3,793,128 and left with 234,735 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Teradyne’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 23.22, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 26.36. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4.67 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 7.14.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, TER has reached a high of $147.94, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $67.81. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 91.89, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 93.27.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, TER traded on average about 1.60M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1.49M shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 156.36M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 154.85M. Shares short for TER as of Oct 13, 2022 were 3.89M with a Short Ratio of 3.74M, compared to 3.7M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.48% and a Short% of Float of 2.81%.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for TER is 0.44, which was 0.40 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.39%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 0.53%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.57. The current Payout Ratio is 9.00% for TER, which recently paid a dividend on Dec 20, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 29, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Aug 31, 1999 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The company has 18 analysts who recommend its stock at the moment. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.76 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.95 and a low estimate of $0.7, while EPS last year was $1.37. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.61, with high estimates of $1.07 and low estimates of $0.47.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $4.66 and $4.02 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $4.11. EPS for the following year is $4, with 19 analysts recommending between $5.55 and $2.52.

Revenue Estimates

According to 16 analysts, the current quarter’s revenue is expected to be $715.98M. It ranges from a high estimate of $782M to a low estimate of $696.6M. As of the current estimate, Teradyne Inc.’s year-ago sales were $885.05M, an estimated decrease of -19.10% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 16 analysts are estimating revenue of $655.96M, a decrease of -11.50% over than the figure of -$19.10% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $818M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $609.5M.

A total of 20 analysts have provided revenue estimates for TER’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $3.17B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $3.09B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $3.14B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $3.7B, down -15.30% from the average estimate. Based on 20 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $3.13B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $3.55B and the low estimate is $2.66B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is down -0.20% from the average revenue estimate for this year.