Why Lattice Semiconductor Shares Jumped
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What: Shares of Lattice Semiconductor have jumped today by as much as 22% after the company reported better-than-expected earnings.
So what: Revenue in the fourth quarter came in at $65.9 million, which was down 6.1% from the prior year, but in line with forecasts. That resulted in a net loss of $0.06 per share, which topped the consensus estimate of a $0.07-per-share loss.
Now what: The company also provided outlook, expecting revenue in the first quarter to decline 2% to 4% sequentially with gross margin of 54%, plus or minus 2%. Operating expenses should be roughly $35.5 million. Following up the results, shares received an upgrade from Craig-Hallum, which boosted its rating from neutral to buy along with a price target of $5.
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