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From A Fundamental Standpoint, Teradyne Deserves A Second Look

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From A Fundamental Standpoint, Teradyne Deserves A Second Look

Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) shares were up 5.2 percent near Wednesday’s open on news of an upgrade by Stifel Nicolaus. Analyst Patrick Ho upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target raised from $32 to $39.

Although Ho doesn’t see the semiconductor testing industry set for growth on the whole, Teradyne’s position as a leader in the market could set it up for strong gains.

Teradyne is the lead supplier for mobile application processor and other industrial and technological testing equipment.

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Robotics Business Set For Gains

The company also operates an emerging robotics business, which has grown faster than the sector’s average rate. Ho believes that this business justifies re-rating the company’s shares more in line with other robotics firms versus semiconductor testing names.

The market as a whole has been pulling back of late, creating an attractive entry point for investors.

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“We believe this business segment is at least meeting and more than not, exceeding some high expectations that were built in when this business was acquired two years ago,” said Ho.

The analyst forecasts the business to grow its top line 50 percent in 2017 and an additional 45 percent year over year in 2018.

The company has forged deep relationships with key distributors, which could sustain growth for several years.

At time of publication, shares were up 3.64 percent at $30.77.

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Image Credit: Teradyne trade show display, 1963. By Nick DeWolf - originally posted to Flickr as 1963-1 10 05 by steve the archivist, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Latest Ratings for TER

DateFirmActionFromTo
Nov 2020Goldman SachsUpgradesNeutralBuy
Oct 2020SusquehannaUpgradesNegativeNeutral
Oct 2020StifelUpgradesHoldBuy

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