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Inphi (IPHI) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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Inphi (IPHI) closed at $80.53 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.3% move from the prior day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.09%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.04%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.06%.

Prior to today's trading, shares of the chip designer had gained 8.47% over the past month. This has outpaced the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 4.55% and the S&P 500's gain of 1.26% in that time.

IPHI will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 4, 2020. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.45, unchanged from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $99.86 million, up 15.41% from the prior-year quarter.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for IPHI should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 6.3% higher. IPHI is holding a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) right now.

Looking at its valuation, IPHI is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 38.4. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 26.59.

Meanwhile, IPHI's PEG ratio is currently 0.96. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. The Semiconductor - Analog and Mixed was holding an average PEG ratio of 1.93 at yesterday's closing price.

The Semiconductor - Analog and Mixed industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 45, putting it in the top 18% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com.


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