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Is Himax Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Himax Technologies Inc. (HIMX) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.07, or 0.93%, to $7.60. The Himax Technologies Inc. has recorded 19,985 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Himax Technologies, Inc. to Attend 26th Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference on March 20 – 23, 2023.

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Stocks Info

HIMX belongs to the Technology sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the Semiconductors industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $7.53 and fluctuated between $7.74 as its day high and $7.50 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Himax Technologies Inc. is $1.32B. A total of 0.62 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.01M shares.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Himax Technologies Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.25, resulting in a dividend yield of 16.60%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.17. HIMX’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/29/2022 when it declared a $1.25 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/12/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/12/2021 with an ex-dividend date of 6/29/2021. The HIMX stock dividend was $0.2620 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HIMX in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $8.22 with high estimates of $10.00 and low estimates of $7.15. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HIMX has a high of $12.36 and a low of $4.81.

As of this writing, HIMX has an earnings estimate of $0.22 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.27 per share and a lower estimate of $0.19. The company reported an EPS of $0.4 in the last quarter, which was -23.10% lower than expectations of $0.52.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 3 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HIMX is Buy with a score of 3.00. A total of 0 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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