Media coverage about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.2887653539729 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Amtech Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Benchmark restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective (up from $12.00) on shares of Amtech Systems in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.88.
Shares of Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) traded up $0.08 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 123,289 shares, compared to its average volume of 195,778. The firm has a market capitalization of $120.79, a PE ratio of 7.57 and a beta of 1.95. The company has a quick ratio of 1.96, a current ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Amtech Systems has a 12-month low of $5.16 and a 12-month high of $15.45.
In other Amtech Systems news, Director Robert F. King sold 17,699 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.25, for a total value of $199,113.75. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 10,200 shares in the company, valued at $114,750. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 34.60% of the company’s stock.
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Amtech Systems Company Profile
Amtech Systems, Inc is engaged in the manufacture of capital equipment, including thermal processing, silicon wafer handling automation and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, Light Emitting Diode (LED) and semiconductor devices. The Company operates through three business segments: solar, semiconductor and polishing.
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