Investors are on the edges of their seats, hoping that QLogic
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on QLogic as five analysts rate it as a buy and only three analysts rate it as a sell. Analysts like QLogic better than competitor PMC-Sierra overall. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $150.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 2.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.26 per share. Estimates range from $0.24 to $0.27.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 100% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 93.3% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on QLogic, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 68 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of QLogic, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.
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