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Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) Stock: A Look at the Analyst Recommendations

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 20.97x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.55. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 16 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 8 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) is $95.36, which is $16.61 above the current market price. The public float for MCHP is 538.57M, and currently, short sellers hold a 3.51% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of MCHP on May 24, 2023 was 4.60M shares.

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MCHP) stock’s latest price update

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP)’s stock price has decreased by -1.98 compared to its previous closing price of 79.19. However, the company has seen a 4.82% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 06/27/22 that Insiders Snapped Up Microchip and Analog Devices as Chip Stocks Slid

MCHP’s Market Performance

Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) has experienced a 4.82% rise in stock performance for the past week, with a 0.45% rise in the past month, and a -2.71% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.28%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.91% for MCHP. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 3.37% for MCHP stock, with a simple moving average of 5.91% for the last 200 days.

MCHP Trading at -0.85% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MCHP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.55% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.91%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.28%, as shares surge +4.37% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -4.50% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MCHP rose by +4.82%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +8.62% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $75.25. In addition, Microchip Technology Incorporated saw 10.49% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MCHP starting from Bjornholt James Eric, who sale 2,777 shares at the price of $81.58 back on Feb 23. After this action, Bjornholt James Eric now owns 30,582 shares of Microchip Technology Incorporated, valued at $226,548 using the latest closing price.

Johnson Karlton D, the Director of Microchip Technology Incorporated, sale 396 shares at $81.00 during a trade that took place back on Feb 23, which means that Johnson Karlton D is holding 973 shares at $32,076 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MCHP

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +36.91 for the present operating margin
  • +67.52 for the gross margin

The net margin for Microchip Technology Incorporated stands at +26.52. Equity return is now at value 34.10, with 12.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.98.


To put it simply, Microchip Technology Incorporated (MCHP) has had a better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.