The Case for and Against Inphi Corporation (IPHI)

Inphi Corporation (IPHI) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Semiconductor – Broad Line. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $30.79, down from yesterday’s close by -5.98%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Inphi Corporation (IPHI) currently trades with a market capitalization of $1.32 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 5.90 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $39.88 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$0.05 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 3.74% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Inphi Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $46.92. It is now trading 16.13% off that level. The stock is trading $29.41 its 50-day moving average by -1.38%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $23.65.

In recent action, Inphi Corporation (IPHI) has made a move of -7.45% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 26.10% with $42.31 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of IPHI.

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