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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Potential Takeover Candidate? (NASDAQ: HIMX)

Shares of HIMX traded higher by 4.30% or $0.13/share to $3.15. NASDAQ is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.2. This indicates that the shares are relatively cheap compared to book value which means the market is pricing in going concern value. The PEG is 0.55 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.69. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 525473 shares of HIMX exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 699710. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Lookout for any takeover chatter or takeover news regarding this stock as one of the bigger players may have an eye on this one.

Himax Technologies, Inc. operates as an IC design house with LCD manufacturing capability.