Media coverage about Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Amtech Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.223710300398 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on ASYS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Amtech Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Amtech Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price (up from $12.00) on shares of Amtech Systems in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.88.
Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $8.18. The company had a trading volume of 131,098 shares, compared to its average volume of 196,348. The stock has a market capitalization of $120.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.57 and a beta of 1.95. Amtech Systems has a 52-week low of $5.16 and a 52-week high of $15.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.96 and a current ratio of 2.35.
In related news, Director Robert F. King sold 17,699 shares of Amtech Systems 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 completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,200 shares in the company, valued at $114,750. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company 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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